white flight

noun

Definition of white flight

  1. :  the departure of whites from places (such as urban neighborhoods or schools) increasingly or predominantly populated by minorities

First Known Use of white flight

1956


WHITE FLIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

white flight

noun

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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