My story:

State Senator Adriano Espaillat of Washington Heights told the crowd about two practices that disenfranchise minorities during redistricting: “packing,” which crams minority voters into one district to limit their influence, and “cracking” which divides ethnic strongholds into many districts, ensuring they can’t unify behind any one candidate.

"So these crackers, that are here today," Espaillat said, to cheers from the crowd, "still around, crackers, that are here today, cracking districts all over the city of New York, cracking here and cracking there."