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Old 04-07-2018, 10:36 AM
 
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White Flight: When minorities move into a particular area and Whites move away elsewhere, happend big time during the 1940s 50s and 60s, tho some cities are still experiencing it to a smaller degree.

Diversification: When a area has a increasing amount of whites and several minority groups (Blacks, Latinos, and Asians).

Gentrification: When poorer and working class people (usually Blacks and Latinos) get priced out of a area economically and wealthier (usually Whites) replace them.

What cities are mostly experiencing White Flight, Diversification, and Gentrification???


My Opinion:
White Flight:
-Philadelphia (although Whites are slightly increasing here, Blacks Latinos and Asians are increasing at a faster rate, Philly went from being 43% white to about 35% white in 10 years while all other groups increased, some areas close to Center City are gentrifying but at the same time some ethnic white neighborhoods in the Northeast and River wards are experiencing white flight with increasing number of Latinos/Puerto Ricans and Blacks, also several white neighborhoods in South Philly are diversifying. Its has one of the fastest growing Puerto Rican populations).
-Miami (Whites are increasing but Latinos and Caribbean Blacks are increasing at a faster rate and would likely remain dominant)

Diversification:
-Boston (although many areas in the city are gentrifying, the city still has increasing number of Latinos, Caribbean Blacks, Asians, and ethnic European whites. It has one of fastest growing Dominican, Haitian, and Cape Verdean populations.)
-Houston (equally increasing numbers of Latinos, Blacks, Whites, and Asians)
-Atlanta (also equally increasing numbers of Blacks, Whites, Latinos, and Asians. Suburban Atlanta is also becoming "blacker")

Gentrification:
-New York City (although some Latino/black groups are growing, most have slowly decreasing populations with many leaving for other nearby states. Brooklyn and Harlem are hit hardest)
-Washington DC (Blacks and Latinos are mostly leaving DC for the surrounding suburbs)
-San Francisco

Other:
-Chicago (Blacks and Latinos especially Puerto Ricans, are leaving in large numbers but not due to gentrification, mostly due to a very high crime rate.)
-Detroit (Blacks leaving but due to high crime rate and bad economy, and some hipster whites are moving in)
-Los Angeles (Gentrification is occuring in some areas but moreso "ethnic cleansing" in some black areas by Mexicans)

What do you think??
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Old 04-07-2018, 10:47 AM
 
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NYC's Hispanic population is actually still increasing. But it seems like the Mexican population is getting larger while the Puerto Rican population is getting smaller.
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Old 04-07-2018, 10:55 AM
 
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NYC's Hispanic population is actually still increasing. But it seems like the Mexican population is getting larger while the Puerto Rican population is getting smaller.
Maybe in the 90s and early 2000s that was the case. But due to several factors like Hurricane Maria and Trump deportations, it really seems to me like both are relatively stagnant and migration rates are about equal now. The Dominican population is probably the fastest growing among Latinos. And the white population is outpacing all Latinos overall.
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Old 04-07-2018, 10:58 AM
 
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Maybe in the 90s and early 2000s that was the case. But due to several factors like Hurricane Maria and Trump deportations, it really seems to me like both are relatively stagnant and migration rates are about equal now. The Dominican population is probably the fastest growing among Latinos. And the white population is outpacing all Latinos overall.
NYC is a sanctuary city and there are tons of US born Mexicans now, some of the Nuyomexicans are even having kids themselves. I live nearby and the Mexican presence is larger than people seem to think, I've heard of them taking over entire buildings.
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Old 04-08-2018, 05:25 PM
 
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Chicago has a lot of discussion and activity due to gentrification. White flight in the city has burned itself out with the white population now on the rise.
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Old 04-08-2018, 05:28 PM
 
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-Detroit (Blacks leaving but due to high crime rate and bad economy, and some hipster whites are moving in)

What do you think??
I wouldn't agree with that at all, the economy of Detroit is doing better than it has in almost 20 years. Tons of activity in the city and more residential units under construction right now than there has been in decades.

A low unemployment rate, jobs being added by the hundreds of thousands the past few years, the new light rail, renovations all over downtown, new parks, the new arena with an entire entertainment district surrounding, the tallest building in Michigan coming in....

I go to Detroit all the time and I've never seen the city like it is now, lots of movement and optimism.
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Old 04-08-2018, 08:21 PM
 
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Atlanta isn't diversifying , it's gentrifying since blacks make 26,000 a year
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:50 AM
 
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Atlanta isn't diversifying , it's gentrifying since blacks make 26,000 a year
The City of Atlanta is gentrifying, the Atlanta metro area is diversifying.
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Old 04-09-2018, 12:58 PM
 
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In the NYC case, white flight definition has to be expanded. Minorities (blacks) moved to the city in the 1930s and white people didn't started to move out of the city until after the war due to the GI bill and the ever expanding highway system. White flight was instigated by realtors and developers selling the suburbs as the real american dream. A combination of red lining and other maneuvers accelerated the process in the 60s, then bankruptcy happened in the city in the 70s and 80s.
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Old 04-09-2018, 01:30 PM
 
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In the NYC case, white flight definition has to be expanded. Minorities (blacks) moved to the city in the 1930s and white people didn't started to move out of the city until after the war due to the GI bill and the ever expanding highway system. White flight was instigated by realtors and developers selling the suburbs as the real american dream. A combination of red lining and other maneuvers accelerated the process in the 60s, then bankruptcy happened in the city in the 70s and 80s.
whites have all the wealth and keep cities afloat,so the only suburbs that will continue to prosper are really diverse suburbs and white suburbs, look at how mount vernon, ny began to fall after white flight
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