“I think the first thing we got to do is stop calling the judge ‘Master,’” he declared. “Trying to draw us back on the plantation. So I’m going to say ‘judge,’ because we have no master.”
“It is obvious that these drawing are racist,” he continued, before analyzing the demographics in districts across the state.
“In the white districts: 96.5% white, 86.3% white, 70% white, 84% white. In 13 of these districts, the white majority population in those districts goes from 70% to 96%, to protect those districts, to make sure that those whites stay in office,” he said.
This all contrasts, Mr. Barron contended, with the district he lives in, where the black percentage of the population declined relative to the white population.
Although it was inevitable these majority-black districts would be diluted somewhat in redistricting — the African-American population of Brooklyn decreased, after all — Mr. Barron saw it as a deliberate attempt to weaken the black community’s voice.http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/03/mann-plan-leaves-ny-women-reps-in-the-lurch
Democratic Congresswoman Kathy Hochul is drawn out of her upstate district, and she is thrown into a less Democratic swath. With the exception of Rep. Bob Turner – whose Brooklyn/Queens district was eliminated – all the male elected officials who were drawn out of their districts were left with viable re-election options, the source noted.