Why is there opposition to practice of gerrymandering?

Assignment 3

Topic: Gerrymandering and Judicial Decision Affecting Texas Districts

YouTube Videos:

Texas gerrymandering discriminates against Hispanics

Supreme Court upholds Texas voting districts in racial gerrymandering case (Links to an external site.)Supreme Court upholds Texas voting districts in racial gerrymandering case

Supreme Court upholds Texas voting districts in racial gerrymandering case

Texas gerrymandering discriminates against Hispanics (Links to an external site.)Texas gerrymandering discriminates against Hispanics

U.S. Supreme Court rules Texas lawmakers did not intentionally discriminate in drawing political maps

https://www.texastribune.org/2018/06/25/us-supreme-ruling-court-texas-redistricting-case/ (Links to an external site.)

Instructions: Watch the YouTube videos and read the article found on the web link above.

Answer the following four questions:

  1. What is gerrymandering?
  2. What are the pros and cons of gerrymandering?
  3. Why is there opposition to practice of gerrymandering?
  4. What are your thoughts on the Supreme Court’s decision and what recommendations do you have to stop the practice? Explain

Format: 12-point font, New Times Roman, 1-inch margins, top, bottom, sides, 1 full page single-spaced.

Please make sure that you cite any sources you use in your paper. Automatic 5 point deduction if you do not cite your sources.