Nephites: Very White and Highly Intelligent

The Juvenile Instructor, No 11, Vol. 1, pg 43; “The Nephites, on the contrary, were a very industrious, peaceable people…They were also a very white and beautiful and highly intellectual and cultivated people…After this there were none but Lamanites left, and the present American Indians are their descendants.” – Salt Lake City, June 1, 1866

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 Matthew 23:12; “And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.”

Where in the Bible does it say being white means you’re highly intelligent or very beautiful? 

And for the record, Jews are from the Middle East and not Caucasian.