Negroes and Jews: The New Challenge to Pluralism

Glazer, Nathan. "Negroes and Jews: The New Challenge to Pluralism." Commentary, 1964.

Excerpt: If today one re-reads the article by Kenneth Clark on Negro-Jewish relations that was published in Commentary almost nineteen years ago, one will discover that tension between Negroes and Jews is neither of recent origin nor a product of the civil rights revolution. In that article Dr. Clark described the bitter feelings of the masses of Northern Negroes toward Jews. Not that these feelings hampered cooperation between Negro and Jewish leaders—an effective cooperation which was to play an important role in the following years in bringing fair-employment, fair-housing, and fair-education legislation to many communities…