The move of white city-dwellers to the suburbs to escape the influx of minorities.
- Through ‘blockbusting’, for instance, some realtors managed the process of black purchase of homes in white areas, usually causing panic selling and speeding white flight to the suburbs.
- Unlike in many other countries, planners have not been called upon to address the problems of inner city disinvestment, white flight, and segregation.
- In the past, such population shifts resulted from white flight.
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