DAILYKENN.com -- Seriously? We needed a study for this?
These results not only confirm the continued salience of race for white flight, but also suggest that racial white flight may be motivated to an even greater extent in middle-class, suburban neighborhoods.
If I understand correctly, race — and not economic strata — is the driver behind white flight.
The demographic dance continues.
Whites develop prosperous communities with tidy lawns, low crime rates, and a milieu of boutiques to crack houses. Non-whites, particularly blacks, want to participate leading to a bonanza for real estate agents.
In reality whites don't mind living near non-whites.
Whites do mind the environment created by many non-whites, such as black rascality (see video) that permeates virtually every black neighborhood in existence.
From scienceredirect.com ▼
Scholars have continued to debate the extent to which white flight remains racially motivated or, in contrast, the result of socioeconomic concerns that proxy locations of minority residence. Using 1990–2010 census data, this study contributes to this debate by re-examining white flight in a sample of both poor and middle-class suburban neighborhoods. Findings fail to provide evidence in support of the racial proxy hypothesis. To the contrary, for neighborhoods with a larger non-white presence, white flight is instead more likely in middle-class as opposed to poorer neighborhoods. These results not only confirm the continued salience of race for white flight, but also suggest that racial white flight may be motivated to an even greater extent in middle-class, suburban neighborhoods. Theoretically, these findings point to the decoupling of economic and racial residential integration, as white flight may persist for groups even despite higher levels of socioeconomic attainment.
REALITY ▼ 52.6 percent of homicides were committed by blacks (2016 FBI report).
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