This article by Michael Waldman is published by The Brennan Center for Justice. Here is an excerpt:
America is changing, and our electoral maps need to reflect it.
According to the census, communities of color powered the nation’s growth over the last decade. For the first time in American history, people of color accounted for all of the country’s population growth. Of note, Black, Latino, and Asian households have increasingly moved to the suburbs, diversifying once overwhelmingly white communities that fled big cities after World War II.
To spotlight our country’s evolving racial and ethnic makeup, the Brennan Center analyzed the demographic trends of four states: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas. We found that all four states are experiencing rapid population growth among Black, Latino, and Asian communities, which should translate into more political power as states redraw their legislative and congressional maps to better reflect their diversifying populations.
Read the full article here.