reply to post by whenandwhere
reply to post by gdmfs2200
He isn't full of it. There are still at least 9 states that don't recognize PHA, and there are many states (mostly in the South) where it is almost
unheard of to have a black member of a Free and Accepted Lodge.
My district has maybe 5 or 6 black members in the whole district, and they are all members of the same controversial and outcast Lodge. We have ZERO
black members in our Shrine Temple, or any of our Shrine Clubs in the area, and the Prince Hall Masons have ZERO white members, and they are not the
least bit interested in changing that!
In fact, some controversy a few years ago forced the Florida Grand Lodge to reach out to the Prince Hall Grand Lodge, and they tried to work out some
recognition between the two, but supposedly the PHA refused the concessions and the deal fell apart.
I agree, racism goes against everything we stand for in Masonry, but don't tell him his cousin is "full of it." The racism is still VERY apparent
here in the South, and it comes from both sides.