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Considering move to Salt Lake City, Utah, black Mormon female from the Caribbean, University of Utah accounting programs, interracial marriages, discrimination

Old 06-20-2007, 06:10 PM
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I am a single black female from the Caribbean. I am also Mormon and I am thinking about moving to Utah. I have been reading the comments on this website and I am getting discouraged. I was under the impression that being a Mormon in Utah could be the best thing for me. There are more options for marrying a good mormon man and having a good wholesome marriage and life. I am not saying that I think marriage is easy but at least I will be in a community of people who shares the same faith as I and understand and value the sanctity of marriage. I have just graduated with a bachelors degree in Accounting and will soon be pursuing a Master's degree in Taxation. I am the worst example of the black stereotype as I have never been around people who may be mistaken as such. What are my chances at being happy in SLC? Are there prejudice in getting employment at the big 4 accounting firms? What about housing prejudices? And prejudices in not being single anymore? I would love to hear comments from as many people as possible. Hopefully, I will hear from unmarried Mormon women of all races.
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Old 06-20-2007, 06:24 PM
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Sorry you've been disuaded by comments made on this board, but, in some cases, consider the source! Come on over and see for yourself. Good people are always welcome, no matter their color, place of origin, or even religion. However, please be advised that Utah is not paradise (or even close, even if you are LDS) and you may run into the same kinds of ignorance here you'd run into anywhere else; but then again, maybe not as the majority of people are kind!

My best advice (and I give it to everyone who asks if they'll be happy in Utah), is to come here for a couple of weeks (or months) and look around for yourself before making any hurried decision that will affect you're future. Come, meet the people, see the territory and the geography and climate (it's nothing like the Carribean!), go on a job-search, attend church, go to a sporting event or concert, mingle a little---and then you'll have a better idea of whether or not you'll be happy here.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:04 AM
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I think you would be fine. I think this whole “discrimination” has been overblown by a few. There are not tons of LDS black people here, if you are set on marrying within your race. But believe it or not, bi-racial marriages are ok here. There were more LDS Blacks in Washington DC and North Carolina when I was there. The University of Utah has a good Masters of Accountancy program with lots of tax courses. I can vouch that you would be treated quite well up there.

I do not think you would have any discrimination when applying for jobs with the Big 4 firms or other large companies. One of my favorite students to work with during my MBA program at the U was an Indian female. She wasn’t even a citizen, and she was really in demand by several companies because she was so sharp.
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:30 PM
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If you are Mormon and single I would definitely recommend Utah! There are not a ton of black people here, but I think it's not because they aren't welcomed. Most people I know are not at all racist.
I don't know how old you are, but I happen to know several great LDS divorced guys in their 30's. I think there are a lot of possibilies around here.
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