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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.
Indeed, the whole of Deep Morgan is gone: redlining, white flight, and a particularly aggressive (and ongoing) brand of urban renewal have left the city's black North Side depressed and sparesly built.
For the first time the city witnessed the disappearance of its economic elite — a sort of white flight without the racial aspect.
By the early decades of the 20th century, white flight from St. Louis to the suburbs was well under way.
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.
Given that magnet programs began in Montgomery as a way to stem white flight in the 1980s, the magnets have had some impact.
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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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