One America in the 21st Century: The Report of President Bill Clinton's Initiative on Race

One America in the 21st Century: The Report of President Bill Clinton's Initiative on Race

by Steven F. Lawson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300116691

ISBN-13: 9780300116694

Pub. Date: 12/09/2008

Publisher: Yale University Press

Originally released in 2008, this book features the first publication in book form of the Clinton Commission on Race Initiative's report; a foreword by commission chair John Hope Franklin; President Clinton's speech that launched the commission; and other important materials for classes on American race relations. "The report, and this volume, will surely assume a…  See more details below

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Originally released in 2008, this book features the first publication in book form of the Clinton Commission on Race Initiative's report; a foreword by commission chair John Hope Franklin; President Clinton's speech that launched the commission; and other important materials for classes on American race relations. "The report, and this volume, will surely assume a place among the most significant works about race and the persistent challenge of racism in modern American life."-William A. Link, University of Florida

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300116694
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
12/09/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword....................xi
Preface....................xiii
Introduction....................xv
Timeline....................xxxix
One America in the 21st Century: Forging a New Future....................xli
Advisory Board Members....................xlii
Transmittal Letter from Chairman Franklin....................xliii
Acknowledgments....................xliv
Executive Summary-One America in the 21st Century: Forging a New Future....................1
Chapter One-Searching for Common Ground....................2
Chapter Two-Struggling with the Legacy of Race and Color....................2
Chapter Three-The Changing Face of America....................3
Chapter Four-Bridging the Gap....................4
Chapter Five-Forging a New Future....................7
Introduction-One America in the 21st Century: Forging a New Future....................9
The Advisory Board and Its Mandate....................9
Accomplishments, Challenges, and Opportunities....................10
Report Overview....................12
Chapter One-Searching for Common Ground....................15
Americans Share Common Values and Aspirations....................15
Dialogue Is a Tool for Finding Common Ground....................16
Honest, Open Racial Dialogue Is Difficult....................18
Dialogue Helps to Dispel Stereotypes....................18
Sparking the Dialogue....................19
A Guide to Dialogue....................21
Leadership Counts....................22
The Role of Religious Leaders....................22
The Role of Corporate Leaders....................24
The Role of YoungLeaders....................25
Supporting Community Leaders....................27
Promising Practices Give Us Hope....................28
Chapter Two-Struggling with the Legacy of Race and Color....................33
Understanding the Past to Move to a Stronger Future....................35
Our History, Ourselves: Looking at America Through the Eyes of Others....................36
The American Indian and Alaska Native Experience Demonstrates the Complexity of Racial Relationships....................38
African Americans and the Unique Legacy of Slavery....................40
Perpetuation of the Badge of Inferiority....................41
The White Immigrant Experience....................43
Americans Hold Conflicting Views on Race and Racial Progress....................44
Differing Attitudes....................45
Moving in the Right Direction....................46
Chapter Three-The Changing Face of America....................49
A Nation in Racial Transition....................50
Racial Designations Are Growing More Complex....................51
Searching for a New Language of Diversity....................52
Determining the Facts of Racial Diversity....................53
Improve Data Collection....................54
Chapter Four-Bridging the Gap....................57
Civil Rights Enforcement....................57
Recommendations....................58
Education and Race....................59
Recommendations....................61
Race and Poverty....................64
Disparities in Living Standards Continue....................64
Concentrated Poverty and Race....................65
Recommendations....................65
Welfare Reform and Race: An Issue in Need of Monitoring....................66
Race and Economic Inequality....................67
Employment and Labor Markets....................68
Recommendations....................69
Race and Housing Markets....................71
Recommendations....................72
Stereotypes and Race....................73
Recommendations....................74
Race, Crime, and the Administration of Justice....................75
Racial Profiling....................75
Differential Rates of Arrest, Conviction, and Sentencing....................76
Recommendations....................77
Race and Health....................79
Structural Inequities....................80
Discrimination fey Providers....................80
Cultural Competency of Providers....................80
Recommendations....................81
Immigrants and Race....................83
Recommendations....................84
Chapter Five-Forging a New Future....................87
Mapping the Road to Racial Justice and Equality....................87
The President's Council for One America: Continuing the Work of the Advisory Board....................88
Developing a Public Education Campaign Using a Multimedia Approach....................91
A Call to Action....................92
Focus on Youth....................92
Other Critical Issues....................93
Civil Rights....................93
Media and Stereotyping....................97
Lack of Environmental Justice....................97
Education....................99
Conflicts Between People of Color....................100
International Human Rights....................101
Building a New Consensus....................101
Reaching Beyond the Choir....................101
Ten Things Every American Should Do to Promote Racial Reconciliation....................102
Endnotes....................105
Exhibits....................122
Appendix A: Executive Order 13050 and Commencement Address at the University of California-San Diego in La Jolla, California....................A-1 Appendix B: The Advisory Board to The President's Initiative on Race....................B-1 Appendix C: Advisory Board Meetings and Other Activities....................C-1 Appendix D: One America Conversations....................D-1 Appendix E: Campus Week of Dialogue....................E-1 Appendix F: Statewide Days of Dialogue....................F-1 Appendix G: One America Dialogue Guide Excerpts....................G-1 Appendix H: Promising Practices....................H-1 Notes to the Report....................I-1 Suggestions for Further Reading....................J-1 Questions for Further Study....................K-1

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