In response to:
The Jolly Institution from the May 2, 1974 issue
To the Editors:
Why does The New York Review so consistently turn over books on the Black experience to non-Black reviewers?
Are there no Black scholars and writers?
Generally the reviews are superficial. The latest disaster was handing over to an ex-“Southern liberal,” C. Vann Woodward, the publishing industry’s latest public relations package: Time on the Cross by Fogel and Engerman [NYR, May 2].
Is it another indication of “liberal” racism that there are no recognizable names of Blacks on The New York Review’s editorial board?
August 8, 1974