Boston Globe: Advocates say new political maps are needed to empower communities of color

As you drive south on Route 28, the first indication that Lawrence has become Andover is the trees. Pockmarked roads smooth over, widening onto single-family homes with rich, green yards. Billboards and awnings hawking auto repairs and credit in Spanish and English give way to a car dealership offering Cadillacs. Instead of telephone poles covered in posters, there is a wealth of mature, canopied trees.

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