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A perfectly legitimate attempt by innocent people, often oppressed white middle class individuals and families, to exercise their civil rights to choose which neighbors they want to live with and what lifestyle they wish to pass on to their children, by peacefully leaving neighborhoods that no longer meet their very reasonable standards of safety and decency. This phenomenon is often misrepresented as racist by those who resent the freedom to move that these hard-working people have earned, without dependence on government support.
Detroit, Michigan displays the results of white flight. Neighborhoods that once thrived, filled with wage-earners who took good care of their properties and maintained acceptable behavior standards for safety, are now nearly empty. Those who remain are sometimes recorded as complaining to the government, demanding that should step in with taxpayer's money and fill the increasingly wide gaps left behind.
by Eleanor Sinclair February 11, 2008
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A term used to describe white hard working, non-welfare using, people with morals and values that flee a particular area because it is overrun by the blight and crime often associated with minorties. A community that may have once thrived and prospered with business, good economics, and safety and now is the equivalent of a third world country because minorities came in and drove all business away. White Flight could be compared to a cancer that has been diagnosed early, the diagnosis could be the equivalent of vacating the area immediately rather than waiting for the disease(minorities) to come in and completely destroy that community.
Man, this apartment complex was quiet and clean when the white couple lived across the hallway. The second night the blacks moved in the cops were here. The cops said they could hear the bass all they way down in the parking lot. I guess it's time to take the "White Flight" before I end up dead.
by kanas sucks March 16, 2010
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flight away from Mexicans or chicanos in all parts of California ( people east of I5 pray that governator will stop all immegrunts )
white flight started in 1950's in LA now we have black flight ( to south east ) white flight still ongoing now from ( Brown attack chicanos ) ( to washington state and along Canada border )in downtown LA yellow skins pushing chicanos west toward beaches. Red man still puff peace pipe outside of big city. ( BC bud gud canadian shit ) All is well in the Holy City of the Angles.
by itichie_nocanpo June 24, 2006
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Tyrone: Whenever a black or latino moves into a neighborhood, them crackers leave the city to the suburbs. They call it white flight.
Jammal: Yeah, they don't wanna be around us.
by JammalBro May 06, 2007
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A name given by sociologists to the mass exodus of crackers (white people) from the inner city to the suburbs as soon as black people started moving in. Racist motherfuckers couldn't stand living in the same neighborhood as someone of a different skin color.
The opposite of white flight, black people moving into the city from the 'burbs, should be called BLACK ATTACK.
by Nick D July 23, 2004
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When rich white people move to the suburbs so they can be as far away from the blacks and the homeless as possible and spend the rest of their dull, meaningless lives living in cookie-cutter houses with their lawnmowers and their gas guzzling minivans in the driveway. This phenomenon began in the 1950s with Levittown, a whites-only community that offered cheap and affordable suburban homes to white families - blacks and other minorities were strictly prohibited from buying homes there, thus they were not able to buy into the burgeoning real estate market and be entitled to the massive amounts of potential wealth therein like white people were, further solidifying their status as second-class citizens. Since then, white people have flocked to the suburbs, where millions of acres of land are reserved for growing lawns and billions of gallons of gasoline are used to commute from these suburban areas to the city where the jobs are, resulting in a massive waste of resources and extremely congested highways. As they are located far away from the cities, life in these suburbs is excruciatingly boring and the younger members of the white families often commit suicide because of it. White flight is a blight on American society and many people, including white people who choose to remain in the inner cities, are heavily burdened by it.
Thanks to white flight, America has turned into a bland, ugly, and boring Wal-Mart dystopia.
by asdfdshfshfdsahfdahfda October 20, 2015
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Pussy ass migration to the suburbs by racist whites from the city when ethnic minorities start moving into the formerly white areas.
Andres: Why is it that when people of color move into the city neighborhood, whites move out?
Tyrone: It's white flight bro. They are scared of anyone who's not white for fear that they will be mugged, or even killed. They don't wanna be in the same place as us. Them racist crackers.
by GankstaHoodie April 27, 2007
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