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    Education Policy and Race

    Participants talked about educations policy and programs to close the racial gap in American education. Among the issues they addressed were the role of class size, testing programs, school…

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    No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap

    The co-authors discussed their book, No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning, published by Simon and Schuster. The book examines the impact of Title I, Head Start, and other…

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    Race, Diversity and Higher Education

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    Beyond the Color Line

    The panelists, all contributors to the book Beyond the Color Line: New Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in America, discussed the benefits to dividing people into classes defined by race…

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    Race and College Admissions

    In a formal debate on the role of Affirmative Action programs in college admissions, participants discussed to value of providing some degree of preference in admitting racial minorities.…

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    Florida Election Investigation

    Commissioners discussed finding of their investigation into voting practices in Florida during the 200 elections. The report was critical of Florida election officials, noting that many…

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    Affirmative Action: Remedy or Discrimination?

    Mr. Hentoff and Professor Edley debated the practice of affirmative action. After opening remarks they answered questions by a panel and the audience. Among the issues they addressed were…

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    Multiculturalism in Higher Education

    Mr. Steele delivered the keynote address at the National Association of Scholars. He talked about race relations and the African-American experience and also read from his book The Content…

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    President's Race Initiative

    Several opponents of affirmative action programs spoke to reporters after meeting with President Bill Clinton. They talked about the need for more inclusion in the president’s initiative…

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    Daybook Interview

    In the daybook interview, Josh Gerstein, ABC News White House Producer, talked about current headlines and took audience calls, faxes and electronic mail. Abigale Thernstrom, Co-Author,…

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    America in Black and White

    Abigail and Stephen Thernstrom talked about their book new book “America in Black and White.” The book is about race relations. They discussed their upcoming meeting with President Clinton…

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    Town Meeting on Race

    This was the first of three national town hall meetings, all part of the president’s initiative on race. During his opening remarks, he outlined a plan to create educational opportunity…

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    America in Black and White

    The Thernstroms talked about their new book, America in Black and White: One Nation, Indivisible. The book is a statistical comparison of race relations over the past fifty years and…

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