Minority Redistricting Battles

Richard E. Cohen’s article in the National Journal mentions some demographic tensions that are on the increase nationwide, but especially in the greater Los Angeles area:

A usually unspoken aspect of the Democratic campaign’s dynamic, especially in urban areas, is the tension between African-American and Hispanic voters. So-called black-versus-brown conflicts have been especially pronounced in recent years in election and redistricting clashes in Los Angeles, where blacks were once the dominant racial minority but have been losing population and clout to Latinos for two decades.

See our archives for some of this history.

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