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Hispanics now California's largest ethnic group

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KQED
Jul 2 2015

Hispanics reached a historic milestone in California last week: they are now the Golden State's largest single ethnic group, according to new U.S. Census estimates. The new data confirms projections made last year by California's Department of Finance. But while Hispanics make up 39 percent of the state's population, they still lag when it comes to voter turnout and political clout. We'll talk about what the demographic shift means for state and national politics.

Forum guest Gary Segura is a faculty advisor for the EDGE Doctoral Fellowship Program.

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