In "Racism in the United States," President Bill Clinton acknowledged racial differences and called upon Americans to "clean our house of racism." Maintaining that the discussion of differences was the first step in alleviating racial tension, Clinton made dialogue a centerpiece of his race initiative. Clinton's approach to civil rights and his emphasis on dialogue marked an important step in the ongoing debates over civil rights in America by illustrating a president's role in shaping such debates.
Weber, Jill M. "William Jefferson Clinton, 'Racism in the United States' (16 October 1995)." Voices of Democracy 1 (2006): 208-229. Hollins Digital Commons. Web.