Black Democrats want more attention from party
A group of black Democrats is threatening to mount a challenge for the party's 1984 presidential nomination. The blacks, who include civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, concede they have no hope yet of actually capturing the nomination in a nation that is about 86 percent white.Skip to next paragraph
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Their goal is to shake up the Democratic Party, which counts on black support , and win more power in party councils and in the next Democratic administration. They are determined to get the message across, leaders say, possibly by running a black candidate in the 1984 primaries.