“Miami is the face of America's future” is a refrain I’ve heard often. It seems a point of pride that Miami is leading the rest of the country in our racial diversity.
But this statement is only true if you disregard people like me, Asian-Americans.
The U.S. population is about six percent Asian-American. Chicago has a slightly higher share, and Boston and New York have about 10 percent and 14 percent, respectively.
Miami-Dade County has less than two percent. That’s lower than the percentage of Asian-Americans for the entire state of Florida.