Obama Nominee Sonia Sotomayor Poised to Become First Hispanic Supreme Court Justice
CESAR PERALES: It’s fascinating what happened at that time. It was the post-1980 census period in which the districts were being reapportioned in New York City and elsewhere in the country based on that census. And there had been a dramatic growth in the Latino community in New York, but the members of the city council drew lines that made it impossible for any new members to be elected. In other words, it was a protection of incumbency, but with clear racial impact.