LA City Council’s leaked racist remarks erode Black-Latino trust

“What I hear are people in power deciding whether or not to try and give their colleagues a good district, a bad district, and what that means for them,” says Jessica Levinson about the leaked conversation between members of the LA City Council and the president of the LA Federation of Labor. Photo by Shutterstock.

Audio leaked over the weekend of three Latino members of LA City Council making racist comments in October 2021. Today Nury Martinez resigned as president. The audio is a display of elected officials trying to influence the redistricting process along racial lines.

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