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At the Crossroads of Communication, Race, and Family: Toward Understanding Black, White, and Biracial Family Communication

Individuals in the United States continue to talk about “race.”1 During 1997, communities across the United States held public town-hall meetings where thousands of citizens gathered and talked about racial issues and problems. These meetings, convened as a part of President Clinton’s initiative on “race,” intended to “move [us] toward a stronger, more just, and more united America, a country that offers opportunity and fairness to all for all Americans” (President’s Initiative on Race, 1998, p. 3).