New California redistricting went out of its way to draw a lot of new districts along racial lines

Should redistricting be very "conscious" of ensuring as many racial minorities get elected as possible? The California experiment is discussed in this Fox News article.

Hoffenblum says if the result of previous redistricting was that it protected incumbents, the error with the citizens' map is that it is heavily skewed to racial demographics.
"We went from a political gerrymand to a racial gerrymand. That the commission became overly conscious of drawing seats on race. The Latino seats, the black seats, the Asian seats. And in the process of creating these districts based on race they divided counties, they divided cities and split cities." . . . .



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