Race Commission

NPR's Eric Westervelt reports on how some on the front lines of American race relations view the work of the President's Race Initiative. The Initiative's Board presented its final report to President Clinton today after 15 months of conversations and dialogue with communities across the country. Those who have been working to improve race relations for years say all the talk is meaningless unless it's connected to public policy. Others applaud the Initiative for bringing diverse people together at a time when the meaning of the word race is expanding beyond black and white.



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