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Meaning of "white flight" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WHITE FLIGHT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WHITE FLIGHT

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White flight is a noun.
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WHAT DOES WHITE FLIGHT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

white flight

White flight

White flight is a term that originated in the United States, starting in the mid-20th century, and applied to the large-scale migration of whites of various European ancestries from racially mixed urban regions to more racially homogeneous suburban or exurban regions. The term has more recently been applied to other migrations by whites, from older, inner suburbs to rural areas, as well as from the US Northeast and Midwest to the milder climate in Southeast and Southwest The term has also been used for large-scale post-colonial emigration of whites from Africa, or parts of that continent, driven by levels of violent crime and anti-colonial state policies. Migration of middle-class white populations was observed during the 1950s and 1960s out of cities such as Detroit, Oakland, and Cleveland, although racial segregation of public schools had ended there long before the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education. In the 1970s, attempts to achieve effective desegregation by means of forced busing in some areas led to more families' moving out of former areas.

Definition of white flight in the English dictionary

The definition of white flight in the dictionary is the departure of White residents from areas where non-White people are settling.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WHITE FLIGHT

white corpuscle
white currant
white dwarf
white elephant
white elephant stall
White Ensign
white feather
white finger
white fish
white flag
white flint
white flour
white fox
White Friar
white frost
white gold
white goods
white gum
white hat
white heat

WORDS THAT END LIKE WHITE FLIGHT

back-up light
backlight
bright
come to light
daylight
delight
flashlight
flight
green light
headlight
highlight
in mid-flight
light
moonlight
red light
slight
spotlight
starlight
sunlight
the spotlight
twilight

Synonyms and antonyms of white flight in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «white flight» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WHITE FLIGHT

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The translations of white flight from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «white flight» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

白飞
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vuelo blanco
570 millions of speakers

English

white flight
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सफेद उड़ान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رحلة البيضاء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

белый полет
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fuga dos brancos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাদা ফ্লাইট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vol blanc
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penerbangan putih
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

weiß Flug
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

白い飛行
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

흰색 비행
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Putih pesawat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chuyến bay trắng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெள்ளை விமானம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पांढरा फ्लाइट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Beyaz uçuş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

volo bianco
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

biały lotu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

білий політ
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

zbor alb
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λευκό πτήσης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wit vlug
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vitflyg
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

white flight
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of white flight

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WHITE FLIGHT»

The term «white flight» is regularly used and occupies the 63.106 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WHITE FLIGHT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about white flight

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WHITE FLIGHT»

Discover the use of white flight in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to white flight and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism
Challenging the conventional wisdom that white flight meant nothing more than a literal movement of whites to the suburbs, this book argues that it represented a more important transformation in the political ideology of those involved.
Kevin M. Kruse, 2013
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Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight: Fear and Fantasy ...
Eric Avila explores expressions of this new "white identity" in popular culture with provocative discussions of Hollywood and film noir, Dodger Stadium, Disneyland, and L.A.'s renowned freeways.
Eric Avila, 2004
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White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in ...
The book presents a portrait of the life of a working-class neighborhood in the aftermath of white flight, illustrating cultural clashes that accompany racial change as well as common values that transcend race, from the perspectives of ...
Rachael A. Woldoff, 2011
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Race to the Frontier: "White Flight" and Westward Expansion
Table of contents available via the World Wide Web.
John Van Houten Dippel, 2005
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Was Postwar Suburbanization "white Flight"?: Evidence from ...
Residential segregation across jurisdiction lines generates disparities in public services and education by race.
Leah Platt Boustan, 2007
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White's Flight: An Australian Pilot's Epic Escape From ...
The authors capture wonderfully the adventure of White's flight and have written a fascinating account of one of Australia's forgotten war heroes.
Fred Brenchley, Elizabeth Brenchley, 2011
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Liquid Metal: The Science Fiction Film Reader
'White flight' names the process by which American cities of the postwar period saw increasing racial segregation and socioeconomic fragmentation. As racialised minorities concentrated in American inner cities during the late 1940s and ...
Sean Redmond, 2004
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Reading, Writing & Race: The Desegregation of the Charlotte ...
brought stability to the school system by minimizing the likelihood of "white flight." In Poe's view, the board plan reduced the incentives for white parents — particularly those in southeast Charlotte — to flee the school system in favor of private ...
Davison M. Douglas, 1995
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Politics in Context: Assimilation and Conflict in Urban ...
Like many other American cities, the city of Buffalo, New York has experienced large-scale white flight. From 1930through 1970the nonwhite percentage of Buffalo's population grew from 3 to 22 percent while the remainder of Erie County  ...
Robert Huckfeldt, 2007
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White Flight
The term has more recently been applied to other migrations by whites, from older, inner suburbs to rural areas, as well as from the US Northeast and Midwest to the milder climate in Southeast and Southwest, but this is a change from its ...
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WHITE FLIGHT»

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'White flight' being reversed in Detroit, city that once epitomized the …
Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize white flight, even as blacks continue to leave for the suburbs and the city's overall population ... «CBC.ca, May 15»
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As 'Selma' wows Hollywood critics, white flight and poverty haunt …
SELMA, Alabama -- Selma, a famous battleground in the American Civil Rights Movement and now the topic of a blockbuster Hollywood film of the same name, ... «AL.com, Jan 15»
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Portland Public Schools' Transfer Policies: 5 Things to Know about …
Critics say the rules may have curbed white flight to the suburbs, but they've created a system of haves and have nots within PPS as well-to-do families flee ... «Willamette Week, Nov 14»
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The death of America's suburban dream
This pattern of “white flight” to the suburbs was characteristic of American metro areas until the 1970s and 1980s, when newer suburbs – bigger, more spacious, ... «The Guardian, Sep 14»
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How Ferguson became Ferguson: Urgent Doc Spanish Lake Tracks …
Much of what happened next is familiar from many American cities: White flight, ill-conceived housing projects, redlining realtors, and the sense of regular ... «Village Voice, Aug 14»
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Deep Tensions Rise to Surface After Ferguson Shooting
These days, Ferguson is like many of the suburbs around St. Louis, inner-ring towns that accommodated white flight decades ago but that are now largely black. «New York Times, Aug 14»
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Ethnoburbs: Is It White Flight Or Creating Neighborhood Enclaves?
"White flight" was the term created by sociologists for when people middle-class began moving from poor city neighborhoods to newly created sub-urban ... «Science 2.0, Aug 14»
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Newcomers help put 'white flight' to rest in area
"There's no white flight anymore," Jankowski said. "People are more and more accepting of different races and different ethnicities. They don't care about their ... «Houston Chronicle, Jun 14»
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Chicago Program Designed To Prevent White Flight Gets Renewed …
In Chicago, a special tax program set up decades ago to prevent white flight from the city is getting some new attention. Natalie Moore of WBEZ reports from ... «WUWM, Jun 14»
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Oakland Unseen, Satirical Newspaper, Comes to Art Murmur …
It also features "Jack White Flight: Hipsters Fleeing Oakland in Record Numbers," a version of which first appeared on his Tumblr and soon after went viral. «East Bay Express, Oct 13»

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