Is was very disconcerting reading in The Times (April 5) about the mental gymnastics and tortured thinking being utilized by the Democratic Party hierarchy relating to what to do about Jesse Jackson's certain run again for the presidency.
Essentially, what they are saying is that they wish that Jesse and all other black Americans would forfeit their aspirations so that white Americans can be comfortable with their prejudices.
They fear that Jesse will become a power broker with his even greater black power base--made possible because Gary Hart has not yet earned the respect and support from black Americans that Walter Mondale enjoyed--and make demands that will compel white Democrats to vote for the Republican nominee. I suspect that thoughtful black Americans will view that philosophy as insulting.
It is my view that if white Democrats cannot support a platform that will benefit all Democrats, then they deserve another four or eight years of another ultraconservative like Ronald Reagan.