3. What Mitt Takes on Faith
Short Version: Mormons treated African-Americans like second-class citizens until the late '70s.
Less-Short Version: Romney certainly hasn’t denied his Mormonism but he hasn’t made a point of discussing it much during the 2012 election cycle, either. One reason might be the always sticky question of how deeply connected he remains to a church that refused to admit African-Americans to the “lay priesthood” before 1978.