Anaheim isn’t the only California being sued under the California Civil Rights Act. Palmdale, like Anaheim, is being sued by those seeking to win in the courtroom what they’ve been unable to win in the court of public opinion.
The Los Angeles Times ran an article on the lawsuit last week.
Latinos and African Americans make up about two-thirds of the population of Palmdale. But since the city’s incorporation in August 1962, not a single black resident and only one Latino has ever served on the City Council.
That’s the backdrop of a complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by Antelope Valley civil rights activists alleging racial bias in city elections in this High Desert locale. The complaint argues that Palmdale’s system of at-large council seats dilutes the influence of minority voters.
Yes, because at-large elections are the only possible explanation. therefore, the system must be re-structured to produce a desired outcome — in this case, guided by the distinctly left-wing belief that representation is a function of race.