For the past 30 years, the federal government has been engaged in a legislative experiment, testing whether passing laws, hiring bureaucrats, and setting up new government agencies can reduce racism. The results of this great experiment are in: The more government gets involved in racial issues, the more racial division seem to exist in America.
Surprised? You shouldn't be. All the Civil Rights laws passed by the politicians were supposed to end discrimination and segregation, and to promote harmony. But government coercion never produces harmony. All these laws simply set group against group; it didn't bring them together.
So, the first thing I would do as president to promote racial harmony would be to get the government out of the discrimination business; eliminate all federal laws that discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, or whatever. And I would admit that government doesn't work as a tool for mandating racial tolerance and racial harmony. I trust individuals and communities to grope their way towards understanding and respect - even if it is a slow, imperfect process - more than I trust the ability of federal bureaucrats to legislate our nation's way to a racially tolerant utopia.