White, Republican, Latter-day Saint? Helping families means moving past Utah stereotypes
Deseret News Publishing Co.
Utah is often criticized for its lack of diversity. When people think of the “typical Utah family,” they probably picture a white, Republican Latter-day Saint household made up of a husband, wife and kids. Lots of kids. But the truth is much more nuanced. Just as it’s dangerous to have a single story about child care or who makes a better leader, it’s important to see beyond the stereotypes of Utah families. If our perceptions and policies are tailored to one version of that family — even if it’s the majority — we are essentially refusing to see the full range of our community.
Madsen, S. R. (2021, May 6). White, republican, Latter-day Saint? Helping families means moving past Utah stereotypes. Deseret News. https://www.deseret.com/opinion/2021/5/6/22412713/white-republican-latter-day-sainthelping-families-means-moving-past-utah-stereotypes