Worcester, minority residents settle voting rights lawsuit
The city of Worcestor and a coalition of its Black and Latino Residents have agreed to a settlement over a lawsuit which charged that the city’s method for electing school committee members diluted the Black and Latino vote. Although more than half of Worcestor’s students identify as Black or Latino, every member of the school board is currently white. The suit alleged that the city’s at-large electoral system discriminated against populations of color and violated federal law.
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