One of the most sociologically significant aspects of Miami is its diversity. Whereas the Anglo/”white” population of the US is considered the dominant group culturally and in terms of political power, do you believe that Miami is any different from the rest of the country in this regard? Which group(s), if any, do you think are dominant here in terms of culture, power and economics?
Do you believe that people in South Florida have different sorts of experiences regarding how they are treated due to race or ethnicity in ways that might not be the case in other parts of the US? If so, does Miami offer any lessons from which the rest of the US might learn? Do you think that Miami is “post-racial” in the sense that there is a mixing together here that makes race and ethnicity matter less than in other parts of the US, and along those lines?