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.
- 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.
Definition of white flight in:
- US English dictionary
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