Boston white liberals try to rack and pack minorities into a single district.
In a letter to the council, which approved a redistricting plan on a 7-6 vote after months of wrangling, Menino singled out District 4 as a source “of particular concern.” In that district, which spans parts of Dorchester and Mattapan, voters of color would constitute 95 percent of the electorate.
Yancey presented a politically progressive map that would have created an incumbent-free district where either a Latino or Asian would have likely prevailed. Yancey has argued that while so-called minorities make up 53 percent of the city’s population, they represent only 26 percent of district seats on the council.
Interesting. White liberals want to claim an excess of the seats.
Not surprising. Chicago was much the same with its ward map last winter. Latinos were largely limited even though they grew while other groups shrunk.