Roger Clegg Reviews "Beyond the Color Line: New Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in America" Editied by Abigail Thernstrom and Stephan Thernstrom

By Roger B. Clegg
October 01, 2003
Early in his second term, President Clinton announced that America badly needed to have a “dialogue” on race, and created a commission to conduct that dialogue. There is no shortage of discussion of racial issues in the United States, and indeed there is already a federal Commission of Civil Rights that conducts hearings on such matters, and the new commission that President Clinton appointed was ill-equipped to conduct a true dialogue.