Books: A Time for Pride

CRISIS IN BLACK AND WHITE by Charles E. Silberman. 370 pages. Random House. $5.95.

Many of the books now pouring off the presses on the race issue hesitate, falter, flounder and peter out in mawkish sentimentality or pious preaching. This book by Charles Silberman, a FORTUNE magazine editor, marches in no-nonsense fashion to a number of hard truths that are not meant to comfort or console. It is impossible, writes Silberman, "to tell the truth about race relations without offending and angering men of both colors." Some Silberman points:

> White Americans have degraded...

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