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Old 06-05-2007, 08:35 AM
 
Location: VA
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Back in the 1960s when fair housing rules were implemented, many previously white neighborhoods were overtaken by Blacks. The White owners panicked when the Blacks started to move in and quickly sold their homes when the prices started to drop.

I wonder if this is happening all over again as Hispanics and other ethnic minorities are moving into previously white neighborhoods. On my street, we have had alot of whites move out when large extended families of Hispanics and Islamic families have moved in. Many of the houses on my street are for sale and people are desparate to move before the housing prices and quality of life goes down even faster.

Before you call me a racist let me explain. Yes, some minorities are good for communities but when the whole block has a case of white flight it does nothing for housing values.

Has this happened to your street or hometown? What to do?

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Old 06-05-2007, 08:50 AM
 
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You know, the amount of racism and obliviousness on these message boards is appalling sometimes. I have held my tongue a lot, but this is ridiculous. You phrase this like you assume everyone who reads and posts is white (though, full disclosure I am)...which is not true. "Quality of life"...lol.
Your opinions on race--you sound like my racist grandmother.
I grew up in a mostly white lower middle class suburb of Chicago filled with modest homes on small lots. This suburb has seen different people move in, asians and arabs--and frankly, these people are better for the neighborhood because they are often better educated and have better jobs with room for advancement. And their children are better equipped to handle and understand this globalized economy we've gotten ourselves into where young Americans will actually have to work hard and get educated rather than just rest upon their "born white" laurels.
white flight is/was a sickness not a cure.
 
Old 06-05-2007, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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You know, the amount of racism and obliviousness on these message boards is appalling sometimes. I have held my tongue a lot, but this is ridiculous. You phrase this like you assume everyone who reads and posts is white (though, full disclosure I am)...which is not true. "Quality of life"...lol.
Your opinions on race--you sound like my racist grandmother.
I grew up in a mostly white lower middle class suburb of Chicago filled with modest homes on small lots. This suburb has seen different people move in, asians and arabs--and frankly, these people are better for the neighborhood because they are often better educated and have better jobs with room for advancement. And their children are better equipped to handle and understand this globalized economy we've gotten ourselves into where young Americans will actually have to work hard and get educated rather than just rest upon their "born white" laurels.
white flight is/was a sickness not a cure.
 
Old 06-05-2007, 09:23 AM
 
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Roll your eyes at me if ya wanna, but if you didn't grow up in the scared white neonazi-ified south suburbs (as a little jewish kid no less), maybe you don't know what i'm talking about. scared white suburb filled with whiteflight south side parents. it's just sad.
 
Old 06-05-2007, 09:26 AM
 
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Somebody please kill this thread.
 
Old 06-05-2007, 09:54 AM
 
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It is sad, and a sad reality, as it has happened, is happening and will continue to happen. Now, there are horrible burgeoning suburbs everywhere as a result, also with incredible real estate prices. I do a great deal of travel through the US and see over and over again cute little towns with what used to be nice close by neighborhoods, but now inhabited by minorities and low income whites, also now trashed, dirty, crime ridden, unsafe. Why? There are some cities trying to bring them back-- called "gentrification"-- and my hat is off to those places trying to make the comeback. Maybe it is working, I don't know.
 
Old 06-05-2007, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Somebody please kill this thread.
Amen......
 
Old 06-05-2007, 10:10 AM
 
Location: VA
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Default Somebody please kill this thread.

Somebody please kill this thread.
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NO! Do not kill this thread! This is a perfect topic for this board. I am trying to create a link between the White Flight from the 1960s and the current White Flight of today due to overcrowding. I see it happening in my community!
 
Old 06-05-2007, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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White flight has been a perennial not an annual change--just like the plants we grow. In NYC, white flight has occurred since the 1800s.

What makes you think that white flight is associated with overcrowding?
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