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Definition of white flight in English:


The migration of white people from inner-city areas (especially those with a large black population) to the suburbs.
Example sentences
  • 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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