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11/11/2013 09:36 am ET

How Detroit's First Hispanic Council Member Made History

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It’s historic, for sure.

Detroiters elected the first Hispanic City Council member in the city’s 312-year history Tuesday, when Raquel Castaneda-Lopez beat Isaac Robinson for the District 6 seat.

But it was also a study in how under-represented minority populations (the city is 7.5% Hispanic) have to form cross-racial coalitions to win at the ballot box.

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