Gerrymandering: The Suppression of Blacks, Hispanics, and Students

Member Discrimination, Law, Local Politics 0 Comments

Should Representatives Choose Their Voters? Gerrymandering, the controversial, undemocratic practice of representatives choosing their voters rather than voters choosing their representatives, is once again in the country’s headlines. For much of the United States’ history, the practice of gerrymandering was used to dilute or otherwise exclude the potential influence of minority (mostly African-American) voting districts so that whites would remain …

Should Representatives Choose Their Voters?

Member Discrimination, Law

Gerrymandering, the controversial, undemocratic practice of representatives choosing their voters, rather than voters choosing their representatives, is once again in the country’s headlines. For much of United States history, the practice of gerrymandering was used to dilute or otherwise exclude the potential influence of minority (mostly African-American) voting districts so that whites would remain the majority everywhere, even when they …