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Brooklyn Could Get a Majority Asian Council District — and Some Asian Groups Are Objecting

"They thought objections to the proposed 43rd District drafted by the city’s Districting Commission would come only from a couple of current Council members whose existing districts would be chopped up, making it harder for both to get reelected.

“Councilmembers Alexa Aviles and Justin Brannan oppose the map for their personal interests,” Ling Fei, a Chinese-language blogger and member of the executive committee of the newly founded political club Asian Wave Alliance, said at the meeting. He said that “everyone who cares about the Chinese community should stand up” to protect the new boundaries.

But they soon realized that the loudest opposition was from within their own community. "

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