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Originally posted by Hobbes
Something that struck me as odd, when I first started investigating candidates...
One of the guys on the committee - an older, well respected brother - said something along the lines of "Ok, this candidate is black. We have to be sure to mention Prince Hall to him." Asking him more elicited "We have an arrangement with PH. We tell any black candidates about them. They tell any white candidates about us."
Now, I don't think that this fellow was being biased or racist... but if it's true that such a practice exists, then I'm not sure what to think. It would appear to perpetuate the trend of who-joins-what.
I don't think there is institutional racism in Freemasonry. That said, I could see how only a few well-placed racists could force the issue.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
But a question to the OP and fellow Masons.. has it not been considered to abolish PH lodges converting them to regular lodges so as to not have a confusion about future candidates that don't even know what PH is?