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white flight

noun
1.
the movement of white people, especially middle-class white people, from inner-city neighborhoods undergoing racial integration to the suburbs.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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Examples from the web for white flight
  • Some of this change reflects growing diversity in the population as a whole, but some of it reflects white flight.
  • white flight to the suburbs is certainly a fact, but it exists in white-run cities as well.
  • white flight then increased making the problem worse.
  • To claim school integration caused white flight is silly.
  • By that point, white flight may have rendered school integration plans largely ineffective.
  • They have caused white flight and created heavily one race school districts.
British Dictionary definitions for white flight

white flight

noun
1.
the departure of White residents from areas where non-White people are settling
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