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White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

Rachael A. Woldoff

Abstract

Urban residential integration is often fleeting—a brief snapshot that belies a complex process of racial turnover in many U.S. cities. This book takes readers inside a neighborhood that has shifted rapidly and dramatically in race composition over the last two decades. The book presents a portrait 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 three groups: white stayers, black pioneers, and “second-wave” blacks. The book offers a fresh look at ra ... More

Keywords: urban residential integration, racial turnover, white flight, cultural clashes, racial change, race, neighborhood transition, black flight, black pioneers, white stayers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780801449185
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801449185.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rachael A. Woldoff, author
West Virginia University