The Book of Mormon (Plates of Nephi) is not talking about black being a curse. It was referring to a covering from the laws of God. It was talking about understanding between Light and Dark. It was the beginning of your own people becoming your enemy. Even the Bible talks about being in darkness or not coming to the knowledge of God. God is taking away their customs by cursing their understanding because they became wicked on the land that they were given to. They were their own worse enemy and no other nations were around about. So let us find out why this is one of the few main verses that people use to avoid the book if you just take your time to break it down. '2 Nephi 5:21 And he had 👉caused the a cursing (Dry bones dead, Eze 37:1-14)👈 to 👉come upon them👈, yea, even a 👉sore cursing, 👈 👉because of their iniquity.👈 For behold, 👉they had hardened their hearts against him👈, that 👉they had become like unto a flint (lack of knowledge)👈; wherefore,👉 as they were (Past tense)👈 👉 white,(HAD THE KNOWLEDGE) and 👉 exceedingly fair (LIGHT OF WOLD OF ISRAEL)👈and delightsome, that 👉they might not be enticing (no more light) unto my people👈 the Lord God did 👉cause a skin of a blackness (Darkness or covering from the laws) 👈 to come upon them.' "If you read up it tells you the reason why this was happening. Israel in the Americas did not have other Nations surrounding them as they did in Jerusalem. So God created a people within Israel lost tribe to be its own worse enemy. The white is just light. " Isa_64:9 Be not wroth very 👉sore👈, O LORD, 👉neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.👈 Isa_64:12 Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O LORD? wilt thou hold thy peace, and 👉afflict us👈 👉very sore👈? Jer_ 50:12 Your mother shall be 👉sore👈 confounded; she that bare you 👉shall be ashamed:👈 behold,👉the hindermost of the nations shall be a wilderness👈, a dry land, and a desert. "I've been all throughout all those fair and black verses in the Mormon Book (Plates of Nephi). When you continue to read it give you all the example of what it really means. It just means light (commandment keepers) and dark (Non-commandment keepers). When it goes into SORE curse, just means loathsome (Hateful, confounded of Gods laws). " Psa_2:5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his 👉sore👈 displeasure. Psa_6:3 My soul is also 👉sore👈 vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long? Psa_118:18 The LORD hath chastened me 👉sore👈: but he hath not given me over unto death. "Here are scriptures on Loathsome. which is connected to: " 2 Nephi 5:22 And thus saith the Lord God: I will cause that they shall be👉 loathsome unto thy people, 👈 save they shall repent 👉of their iniquities.👈 "This has nothing to do with race if Israel is the ones on the land" 23 And cursed shall be the 👉seed of him that mixeth (The righteous)👈 with 👉their seed (The Unrighteous);👈 for 👉they (righteous)👈 shall be 👉cursed even with the same cursing (The taking away of the Light and understanding).👈 And the Lord spake it, and it was done. 2Es_9:11 And they that have 👉loathed my law👈, while they had yet liberty, and, when as yet place of repentance was open unto them, understood not, but despised it; Pro_13:5 A righteous man hateth lying: but a 👉wicked man is loathsome👈, and cometh to shame. "So let's check some similarities on FAIR and BLACKNESS, DARKNESS or BLACK that are in the Bible and how it is written for understanding. " Hos_ 10:11 And Ephraim is as 👉an heifer (female cow)👈 that is taught, and loveth to tread out the corn; but I passed over upon her👉 fair 👈neck: I will make Ephraim to ride; Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods. 2Es 6:39 And then was the spirit, and 👉darkness and silence 👈were on every side; the sound of man's voice was not yet formed. 2Es 6:40 Then commandedst thou a 👉fair light 👈to come forth of thy treasures, that thy work might appear. Sir_ 24:18 I am the mother of 👉fair 👈 love, and fear, and knowledge, and holy hope: I therefore, being eternal, am given to all my children which are named of him. Sir_6:5 Sweet language will multiply friends: and a 👉fair👈 speaking tongue will increase kind greetings. Tob_ 6:12 And the maid is 👉fair👈 and wise: now therefore hear me, and I will speak to her father; and when we return from Rages we will celebrate the marriage: for I know that Raguel cannot marry her to another according to the law of Moses, but he shall be guilty of death, because the right of inheritance doth rather appertain to thee than to any other. 'Now let go in the other nations surrounding you is your enemy. ' 2Sa_ 21:17 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah succoured him, and smote the Philistine, and killed him. Then the men of David sware unto him, saying, Thou shalt go no more out with us to battle, that thou quench👉 not the light of Israel. 👈 Now, let's go into the light where you think is white skin. Job_18:5 Yea, the 👉light of the wicked👈 shall be put out, and the spark of his 👉fire shall not shine.👈 Job_ 33:30 To bring back his soul from the pit, 👉to be enlightened with the light of the living👈 Isa_42:6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, 👉 for a light of the Gentiles (NK and the other Nations);👈 Isa_51:4 Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a👉 light (white) of the people.👈 Mat_ 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Joh_ 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, 👉I am the light of the world (ISRAEL):👈 he that followeth me shall 👉not walk in darkness (BLACKNESS),👈 but 👉shall have the light of life.👈 Act_ 13:47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a 👉 light of the Gentiles, (NK and the other nations) 👈 that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth. 2Co_4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the 👉 light of the knowledge 👈 of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Sir_ 17:26 👉 Turn again to the most High, and turn away from iniquity: 👈 for he will 👉 lead thee out of darkness into the light of health 👈, and hate thou abomination vehemently. The whole book of Mormons gives this example that it's not talking about skin color on your body. So Please verify if this information is correct and use discernment in what is put out with pray.