Racial Gerrymandering Law and Legal Definition

Racial gerrymandering refers to the intentional, not the accidental, segregation of voters on the basis of race.

The following is an example of a case law on racial gerrymandering:

Racial gerrymandering is the deliberate and arbitrary distortion of district boundaries for racial purposes. The appearance of the anomalous district boundaries was sufficient to state a claim under the Equal Protection Clause for racial gerrymandering. [DeWitt v. Wilson, 856 F. Supp. 1409, 1412 (D. Cal. 1994)].