Monday, February 28, 2011


What happens when poor black families move from inner cities move to become neighbors with richer ones?

This very interesting article from the AP illustrates one such case from the Detroit suburb of Southfield. Says Southfield's police chief Thomas, himself black:
I've got people of color who don't want people of color to move into (Southfield). It's not a black-white thing. There is a black-black thing. My six-figure blacks are very concerned about multiple-family, economically depressed people moving into rental homes and apartments, bringing in their bad behaviors."
Wonder if this situation is similar to that preceding white flight, in class/economic if not racial terms?

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