LV-GUCCI-PRADA-FLEX wrote:The courts ruled it as racial gerrymandering, not simple gerrymandering. Furthermore I don't support any form of gerrymandering myself, as I think overall when gerrymandering is not allowed the confidence in the system goes up which brings more people in on the voting process. Right now a lot of people black and white feel their vote doesn't matter because frankly it wouldn't in a lot of (if not most) cases.
I was simply pointing out where I agreed with your point that suppressing social goals is not racist: in the specific case where those social goals are racist themselves. Just have to be careful that you actually care about racism and not just racism from the other side (see the second paragraph I wrote).
I do apologize because I did intend to note that and then forgot. I also believe the boundaries should be permanent and standardized. I think it is a stupid waste of time and a whole lot of money. If they were permanent then groups, if felt their power was too centralized, might encourage moving to other areas.
If they do that now, the boundaries are simply redrawn eventually. So I understand the problem, but resent people calling things racist that are not.
Edit: As far as Democrats being guilty of racism also, please consider that based upon where minorities live, you would end up with pie pieces originating in the city and extending out into the countryside. This would result in both groups having influence in areas that they do not actually live in or share values with. This, in my opinion, is inherently unfair to all
groups when it comes to their representatives representing their
interest. It seems superior, to me, to know that your representative actually represents your communities values. Once again, this is destruction of the local community by giving it borders that do not actually reflect any community. People who want centralized control support such concepts.
I dream of the United Citystates of Earth, where each Citystate has a standardized border such as one whole degree of Latitude by one whole degree of Longitude.