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white flight

[ hwahyt flahyt, wahyt ]

noun

  1. the movement of white people, especially middle-class and affluent white people, from urban neighborhoods undergoing racial integration to the suburbs.


white flight

noun

  1. the departure of White residents from areas where non-White people are settling


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Word History and Origins

Origin of white flight1

First recorded in 1965–70
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Example Sentences

White flight was the policy of our federal, state and local government.

It has white flight feathers, and its black color is a rusty black, that is, a black mixed with red.

There came a fierce volley from a hundred rifles and a white flight of arrows from the concealed Indians.

Nothing too slender or too fragile for the white flight to alight upon.

Behind her, like a mantle streaming in the wind, the white flight of pigeons follows her movements.

The principal difficulty which is encountered is the occasional appearance of one, two or three white flight feathers in the wing.

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