With this sentence, she projected onto the leaders of the church an issue that made them uncomfortable. In the sermon, she clearly stated her position on the nature of racism in America and the stance that the church should take.
It is important that the counsel of Ellen White regarding segregation of the black and the white races be understood within the context of the time and the situation. Slavery had not too long been abolished when she wrote her counsel. See, we must go retrospectively to Mrs. White’s time, and consider the fact that this was a very unpleasant situation for both black people and white people.