As the census data reveals, the state of Connecticut will experience a sizeable increase in the percentage of Blacks and Hispanics by the year 2025. The projected increase in Blacks and Hispanics will most certainly have political and public policy ramifications in the years ahead.
Demographic trends in Connecticut pose distinct challenges for both political parties. The ability to understand the policy needs of the state's increasingly diverse population, an understanding of how policy needs translate into political behavior will be required among those who seek public office in Connecticut.
Rose Gary L. "The Challenge of Ethnic Diversity." Public Policy in Connecticut, Ed. by Gary L. Rose. Fairfield, CT: Sacred Heart University Press, 2005.
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