Books: America as It Now Exists

LOOK OUT, WHITEY! BLACK POWER'S GON' GET YOUR MAMA by Julius Lester. 152 pages. Dial. $3.95.

BLACK RAGE by William H. Grier and Price M. Cobbs. 213 pages. Basic Books. $5.95.

White America is endlessly accommodating, verbally, in the matter of race. Southern politicians are learning to say "Negro" when they mean "nigger," and Northern liberals are careful now to say "black" when they mean "Negro." (That's because blacks have begun saying "Negro" when they mean "sellout.") Opportunities to use these terms do not occur every day, but whites keep in practice just in case....

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