Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The war over a majority-minority Hattiesburg district
It is becoming increasingly clear that the war over Senate redistricting is one about race. Namely, Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant wishes to prevent the creation of a majority-minority Senate district in Hattiesburg. This is despite the fact that Sen. Terry Burton (R-Newton) said creation of such a district was a "general theme" of the many redistricting town halls held around the state.