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At the beginning of the third millennium, more than half of the global population lives in cities. In addition, the United Nations reports that 3 percent of the global population lives outside of their country of birth. That is, 191 million people worldwide are classified as migrants. Patterns of international migration, economic integration, and globalization are said to fuel cultural diversity within urban centers. The ramifications of these processes, which are by no means new phenomena, unfold at the local level, meaning that neighborhoods and urban communities are transformed by the social, cultural, and economic diversity of their new arrivals. This richness also poses dilemmas and challenges. Examining what multicultural cities implicate, then, is central to urban social scientists. The multicultural city as a unit ...

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