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Old 11-03-2012, 12:55 PM
 
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I'm kind of curious about this..off the top of my head these cities come to mind. I am mostly speaking about the great white flight from CA that has been happening for the past few decades.

1) Portland, Oregon. I know a LOT of former Californians who fled here. Most were of course white liberals but the most cited reason is "crime" in the CA neighborhoods they came from if you probe their cover story a bit.

2) Boulder, Colorado Once again loads of former CA white people went here. Mostly the snow bunny old money types who didn't need to explain why they had to leave.

3) Phoenix, Arizona. A stronghold of western conservatism. A lot far right wing orange county types ended up in this city.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Should include Nevada's cities too.

Phoenix especially. A lot of the SoCal white flight of the last 30 or so years fed the anti-illegal immigration mentality in Maricopa County.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:58 PM
 
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Aah, the White flight hasn't happened. The White Non-Hispanic population of California increased 6.4% between 2000 and 2010. The Asian and Latino population grew more quickly, the Black population grew more slowly. No doubt there were individual racist families who engaged in White flight, but it wasn't a mass phenomenon.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:22 PM
 
Location: IN
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Aah, the White flight hasn't happened. The White Non-Hispanic population of California increased 6.4% between 2000 and 2010. The Asian and Latino population grew more quickly, the Black population grew more slowly. No doubt there were individual racist families who engaged in White flight, but it wasn't a mass phenomenon.
The percentage of the population identifying as White Non-Hispanic fell in California between 2000-2010 according to the Census Bureau.

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Old 11-03-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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There re lots of Californians moving to Oregon, but race doesn't have anything to do with it.
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:13 PM
 
Location: NC
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Interesting. There's a lot of black flight from some major city cores (LA, NYC, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago) to the suburbs.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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There re lots of Californians moving to Oregon, but race doesn't have anything to do with it.
Exactly

People are fleeing California by the droves because the economy sucks, not because of race.

The same gas they pay $5.00 a gallon out there I pay $3.00 here in Texas.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:13 PM
 
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The same gas they pay $5.00 a gallon out there I pay $3.00 here in Texas.
Oddly enough the premise of $3 a gallon gas doesn't get everyone all hellbent for making the move to Texas, hard to believe I'm sure but true!
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:32 PM
 
Location: IN
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Oddly enough the premise of $3 a gallon gas doesn't get everyone all hellbent for making the move to Texas, hard to believe I'm sure but true!
It might have something to do with the prevailing social culture of Texas or the horrible weather there. People easily forget the 3-4 months of 100F+ temperatures nearly every day.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:41 PM
 
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The percentage of White non-Hispanic people in California fell because the Asian and Latino populations grew at a faster rate. So while the NH White percentage went down, the absolute number went up. Not White flight.
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