The sole purpose of gerrymandering is to weaken the power of minority voters and is rooted in White power and White Supremacy. It ensures America is ruled by majority White districts, even when the demographic makeup in a part…
The odd and deflective decision by the Conservative — majority Supreme Court last June stops short of what you have expounded on when it comes to gerrymandering. They refuse to call a spade a spade. As Chief Justice Roberts put it when he spoke for the conservative majority …
“We conclude that partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts. Federal judges have no license to reallocate political power between the two major political parties, with no plausible grant of authority in the Constitution, and no legal standards to limit and direct their decisions.”
Roberts noted that excessive partisanship in the drawing of districts does lead to results that “reasonably seem unjust,” but he said that does not mean it is the court’s responsibility to find a solution. — NPR
So even though it is unconstitutional under the equal protection clause in the 14th Amendment, clearly it is up to the legislature and the states to make the determination as to whether there is excessive partisanship afoot in these waywardly unlawful drawn-up district lines that regardless of party — but more so for the benefit of republicans — favor white privilege and entitlement.
Not only does it limit the democratically representative influence and input from the Black community it essentially diminishes the individual value of their vote. This contributes to why most feel that their vote doesn’t matter much — event though it is suppose to be our right and our privilege. This works to thier advantage when the sentiment is expressed in not casting a vote at all. That disillusionment leads. to the spate of run-offs we see that generally tilts towards the republicans’ favor.
It’s become a damned if you do and a damned if you don’t scenario for us in particular.