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This article examines factors that aﬀect interethnic relations in Miami, Florida. The theoretical frame- work, based on the ‘contact hypothesis’ argues that better interethnic relations stem from not only contact, but also contact in which individuals from opposing groups share equal status and a stake in outcomes, and when contact activities require cooperation. The contact hypothesis, however, does not address the factors that produce inequality in social relations. To address these factors ideas from inter- national migration research are used to argue that those with power must create structures in which other groups feel welcome rather than rejected and that leaders must emphasize similarities rather than diﬀerences among groups.
Stepick, Alex and Stepwick, Carol Dutton, "Immigrant-Established Resident Interactions in Miami, Florida" (2009). Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies. 2.