"The Equal Protection Clause is located at the end of Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment;
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
If there are 3 Black and 4 White districts, and an item is approved 4, but can be vetoed by 1, and it takes 5 votes to override the veto, how does the new City Council plan not "deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws"?
My guess is Trudy's initial plan was a trial balloon, with a less easily objectionable plan to replace it waiting in the wings, which will be enacted without all the hoopla.
News and Record; "Wade’s plan dilutes power of voters" Rhino; "Wade Releases Reformed City Council Map"