A Brightly Colored Tinderbox

Miami's latest riot highlights tensions between immigrants and native-born blacks

Behind a facade of glitzy beach-front hotels, Miami is a seething melting pot of impoverished blacks and immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean. Last week, for the fourth time in a decade, the melting pot boiled over. On the night of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and as the city was preparing to play host to the Super Bowl, a Colombian-born policeman $ shot and killed a black motorcyclist speeding through the streets of Overtown, a ghetto just northwest of downtown. A passenger riding on the rear of the motorcycle was fatally injured in the resulting crash....

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