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The Political Incorporation of Cuban Americans: Why Won't Little Havana Turn Blue?

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Bishin,Benjamin G. (Author), Klofstad,Casey A. (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Sep 2012
Published:
United Kingdom: Sage Publications Ltd.
ISBN:
1065-9129
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Demography, Caribbean, Cuban Americans, Voting Behavior, Little Havana (Miami)
Notes:
This article examines the political implications of the changing demographics of the Cuban American community. Over the past decade, pundits have predicted a massive shift in Cuban American voting behavior owing to demographic changes in the community. The authors find evidence that the attitudes of Cuban Americans have undergone significant changes, driven largely by the increased number of post-Mariel (1980) immigrants. The authors also find, however, that these dramatic changes have not yet been reflected at the ballot box, nor are they likely to be soon, owing to the slow process of immigrant political incorporation.