Louisiana Seeks To Redefine Who Is Considered Black To Limit Black Representation
Louisiana is arguing that citizens who check both “Black” and another minority status, should not be considered Black for the purpose of drawing district lines.
November 07, 2022 at 10:57 pm
NBC News reports that the Republican-controlled state government of Louisiana has defied federal requirements to draw state district lines in a way that reflects the state’s large and growing Black population. Instead, the state government is taking advantage of a change in federal racial classifications – a change intended to reflect diversity – in order to undercount Black voters.