California has just undergone a new redistricting plan intentionally designed to segregate voters by race.
This is known as segregation.
“Separate but equal” seems to inevitably result in “Separate but UNequal” in practice. That seems to be the holding of virtually every US Supreme Court case since Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954).
Why is California creating distinct voting districts that are created to emphasize race?
Even Don Walters at the liberal San Francisco Examiner could not help but notice the racist redistricting plan:
We Californians have been less willing to discuss a particularly sensitive aspect of that diversity—the emergence of what can only be called segregation. …
The state’s new redistricting commission fully embraced the ‘community of interest’ concept and during countless hours of line-drawing, which reached a semifinal stage over last weekend, they bent over backward to accommodate demands from what its members called ‘COIs.’ …
Although the state long ago abolished legal segregation, we nevertheless tend to collect ourselves into enclaves, sometimes due to economic necessity but more often reflecting personal preferences to live among others with similar cultural, economic, linguistic, ethnic, generational or even political traits.
The geographic dividing lines among what are euphemistically called ‘communities’ can be very stark, especially in densely populated urban areas, reaching an extreme level in the block-by-block turf wars of street gangs. …
To some extent, they had no choice. The federal Voting Rights Act, as interpreted by their legal adviser, required them to create a certain number of “majority minority” districts to maximize Latino political clout and to protect the interests of other ethnic groups. …
The commission was created to stop politicians from drawing districts to benefit themselves and/or their parties, but in doing so, it gerrymandered another way. It gave official sanction to California’s evolution—or deterioration—from a coherent society with a core of common values into an incoherent collection of (racial) clans.
Let us review: The liberal San Francisco paper is saying that the plans are inherently racist and specifically designed to favor one racial group (“Latinos”) over others.
Can it be that the plans will favor even more Democrat controlled Districts?
Would this plan be Constitutional if it were based on promoting “White Communities of Interest”? Clearly not- therefore the “Latino Community of Interest” element should be banned as outright racial gerrymandering.
Where are Eric Holder and the Department of Justice?
Where are Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson?
Why is ELVISNIXON.com probably the only place that you have heard about this blatant racism?