TOM BETHELL's “Black Plight: Conflict With Unions” (TAS, April 2013) touches on something very important: human nature. The human nature that the Founders of our country and the authors of the U.S. Constitution clearly understood and feared. The fears of those great men have come true. Self-interest is number one. The embedded civil rights leaders have cushy jobs, some with wealth and notoriety. Those jobs are directly linked to the Democratic Party and are opposed by the Republican Party. So human nature dictates that they do the bidding of those progressives. If others—such as black kids—suffer, so be it; what is important to them is that they keep their livelihoods. And most or many of us would do the same.The same holds true for labor union bosses. They use workers’ dues to finance the election of Democrats who keep legislating to support unions. Racism, unions over kids, black kids without a father, without an education, without a job, but with gangs, guns, and drugs—none of that matters so long as the Jesse Jacksons (Sr.