Majority-Minority District Law and Legal Definition

A majority-minority district refers to a United States congressional district composed of racial or ethnic minorities’ constituents.

The following is an example of a case law on majority-minority district:

The creation of majority-minority districts does not invariably minimize or maximize minority voting strength. On the one hand, creating majority-black districts necessarily leaves fewer black voters and therefore diminishes black-voter influence in predominantly white districts. On the other hand, the creation of majority-black districts can enhance the influence of black voters. [Rural W. Tenn. African-American Affairs Council v. McWherter, 877 F. Supp. 1096, 1102 (D. Tenn. 1995)].