"Were the first black to seek office 30 years from now, his chances still would be minimal," said Troy Scroggins, compliance manager in the Houston district office of the Equal Opportunity Commission in 1983.

Scroggins was speaking about Jesse Jackson entering the race to be the Democratic nominee for President. "I don't think the political climate is right. There are not enough people ready to accept a black nominee."

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