Opinion Milwaukee is majority minority and nearly 40% Black. Why don't our political maps reflect that?

Every 10 years, we redraw our political maps. Since Reconstruction, the redistricting process has left Black voters behind. 2022 is no different.

Protecting the Black vote is not a partisan issue. Unfortunately, politicians of all stripes are often all too happy to ignore Black and brown voters when it serves their partisan ends. This can be seen by the competing Democratic and Republican proposals currently headed back to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, both of which violate the Voting Rights Act.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is one of the most important civil rights laws ever passed. On paper, Black men won the constitutional right to vote when the 15th Amendment was ratified in 1870. In practice, Jim Crow laws and voter intimidation disenfranchised many Black voters for the next century.

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