Behavior: Two Voices: A Dialogue on Dissension

Political Sociologist Leonard Fein, 34, is a Jewish intellectual who is associate director of the M.I.T.-Harvard Joint Center for Urban Studies. Black Educator Rhody McCoy, 46, is administrator of New York City's Ocean Hill-Brownsville experimental school district. Last week they met at the offices of TIME to discuss their concern about the deteriorating relationship between the ethnic communities to which they belong. Excerpts from their talk:

Fein: The peculiar tragedy is that the Jewish community has a history of many creative relationships with blacks. We have shared a great deal. While your grandfather...

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