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Adeline Gray poses in her signature white flight suit, before making her historic jump with a nylon parachute at Brainard Field in Hartford.
When white people leave diverse towns and cities searching for more-segregated pastures — a pattern known as white flight, which began in the U.S. at the start of the 1900s — the effects on the communities left behind is damaging.
The Turner House is, in one sense, about the history of Detroit, from the Great Migration through white flight and early gentrification.
That reversed a 60-year trend of white flight that had helped make Detroit the nation’s blackest big city.
While suburban sprawl promoted white flight, business and civic leaders in the city actively encouraged segregation within its boundaries.
Four years ago, Duggan won the job by defeating a popular black sheriff, ending nearly four decades of unbroken black leadership that reflected Detroit’s major demographic shift following years of white flight.
Founded in 1957, the foundation that later became UCI grew out of philanthropist Elizabeth Ring Mather's passion for assembling land and anchoring University Circle institutions in place as white flight and suburban sprawl were heating up.
After stints in North Carolina and Atlanta, the family settled in suburban Decatur, Ga., among the first African-Americans in an area that soon fell into a pattern of white flight.
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WHITE FLIGHT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of white flight for English Language Learners
: an occurrence in which many white people move out of a city as more and more people of other races move in
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