In three paragraphs, reitred USF professor Dr. Darryl Paulson encapsulates everything that is wrong with redistricting in general and the second Senate map in particular.
“Black seats are likely to increase under the new plan from 6 to 7 and Hispanic seats will jump from 3 to 5. On the surface, it looks like good news for both ethnic minorities.
“The problem is that blacks only make up 12 percent of the state’s population and get 6 seats, and Hispanics make up 22 percent and only get 5 seats.
“If I were a Florida Hispanic, I would be asking why Hispanics have almost twice the population as blacks and yet are getting one less Senate seat. Looks like attorney time to me.”