Those terms are still being floated by some State Senate Democrats in response to the GOP-IDC coalition that for now has overridden the results of the elections which placed people who ran as Democrats in numerical control of the upper house.
Those who define politics in NY as a racial divide wanted control of the Senate to be in the hands of minority legislators from the City of NY, as there are no black pols elected statewide.
Sen. Bill Perkins Accuses Governor Cuomo of "Plantation Politics"
Meanwhile the fracas was an opportunity for Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins who in the turmoil got elected Senate minority leader.
Making comparisons to the antebellum South serve no purpose, just like those who compare lifes minor travails to Nazi Germany or use the word "Draconian" in a way that would make Draco angry.
This was a political play in the Senate to keep the body in the mainstream and not in the hands of people who accuse the Governor of "plantation politics."
Perkins Urges Cuomo To Stand Up To ‘Plantation Politics’