The new “White Flight” is about cost of living (and has been for a minute)

We mostly (hopefully?) know about “White Flight V1” (as we’ll call it) whereby, in the 50s and 60s, whites left racially-diverse urban centers for racially-homogenous suburbs and exurbs. Conventional argument today is that White Flight never ended — which is borne out in research that people of different races don’t tend to live near each other.

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