New Race Board Set to Eclipse Civil Rights Commission: Consensus Likelier on Solidly Pro-Preference Clinton Panel
Larson, Ruth, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
President Clinton's decision this month to create a new advisory board to study race relations in America underscores the lack of influence wielded by the existing Commission on Civil Rights, some officials say.
Mr. Clinton hopes to champion racial and ethnic harmony through a new, yearlong "national dialogue" on race. But critics note that his advisory board members uniformly favor racial preferences, whereas commission members have decidedly more diverse views on racial policies.
Rep. Charles T. Canady, Florida Republican and a leading congressional opponent of race-based preferences, said, "It seems like the [board] members are pretty much all of the same mind-set. That's not going to lead to much of a dialogue."
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Publication information: Article title: New Race Board Set to Eclipse Civil Rights Commission: Consensus Likelier on Solidly Pro-Preference Clinton Panel. Contributors: Larson, Ruth - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: June 30, 1997. Page number: 1. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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