The Democrats Jesse Has No Equals

After Jesse Jackson's speech, former President Jimmy Carter spoke with TIME's Stanley W. Cloud. Excerpts:

This is the first time that we've seen a potential showdown between a black leader and a white leader in the primary season. But I don't think there has ever been any division where attitudes toward racial questions are concerned. I think Dukakis is just as sensitive to them as I was, or other Democrats in the past were . . . When Jesse Jackson asked me to intercede, I didn't think it was appropriate for me to act in any sort of public role, because...

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