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White Flight

The Urban In Suburban: Why Blacks Fleeing Black Communities Must Cease

Torri Stuckey | Posted 08.15.2016 | Black Voices
Torri Stuckey

We must stop living in fear of each other, retreating to predominately White suburbs for safety. We all say we want "better" for our kids, but subjecting them to an environment where no one looks like them hardly constitutes better.

White Flight May Not Be The Only Thing Keeping Schools Separate And Unequal

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.27.2016 | Black Voices

White flight -- the phenomenon of white families fleeing their neighborhoods to avoid racially integrated schools -- is part of the reason why black a...

McKinney, Mississippi, and the Dangers of Celebrating While Black

Torraine Walker | Posted 06.09.2016 | Black Voices
Torraine Walker

It seems that Black kids enjoying their teenage years is now becoming illegal. White America has always had an irrational fear of Black displays of emotion regardless of how they manifest, whether through joy, pain or anger.

Race in America - Word and Deed

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Rick Ayers

To get beyond the headlines and the squirming of the exposed ones, there are two important things to consider. First, please, let's give at least some attention to the actual operation of racial oppression, something that goes beyond words.

The White Shadow

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Religion
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

I absorbed the dynamics of difference, because, I, too, was different. If rights were denied to others, my rights would be denied, someday, too. That's why we should care about Ferguson. Fearing our neighbor means losing our religion.

The Roots of #Ferguson

Laura Barrett | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
Laura Barrett

The listening tools, consensus building techniques, and the discipline that organizing teaches will all be used by area pastors and leaders in the months to come. It's just too bad that all of these efforts can bring only justice and healing in the short and long term, instead of immediately.

St. Louis' Spanish Lake, White Flight, and the Shrinking of the American Middle Class

Umar Lee | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Umar Lee

The decline of Spanish Lake isn't just about white flight, it's also about de-industrialization and the weakening of organized labor. What happens to neighborhoods built for factory-workers when the factories close?

Producer/Director Phillip Andrew Morton Talks White Flight in New Film Spanish Lake

Ilana Rapp | Posted 08.09.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Phillip Andrew Morton's latest project, Spanish Lake, takes a serious look at the former, predominantly white-inhabited suburb of St. Louis.

Poster City of Abandonment

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.13.2014 | Detroit
Robert Koehler

It's long been one of the country's designated loser cities, beginning in the 1960s, when change hit it hard. The phrase at the time was "urban blight," a social cancer with unexamined causes that, in the ensuing years, has gotten progressively worse.

Goodbye to All That

Debra Pickett | Posted 10.23.2013 | Chicago
Debra Pickett

I had so wanted to be a CPS parent. I wanted the vibrancy and diversity of real city schools for my children. I wanted them to have public institutions at the center of their lives, and to be truly enmeshed in their community.

Report on Low Racial Desegration Depicts Less White Flight

Deborah Plummer | Posted 04.07.2012 | Black Voices
Deborah Plummer

A recent report concluded that racial segregation in U.S. cities is at its lowest in a century. Though great news, I do not believe that the demographics have shifted because of an intentional desire for racial integration. Given the current economy, it is just harder for spatial racism to exist.

Matt Sledge

'The Pruitt Igoe Myth' Finds Architecture's Big Flop Was Somebody Else's Fault | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

The images of its destruction are some of the most iconic in all of modern architecture. Less than 20 years after they went up, the towers of the Prui...

Barack Obama and the American Dream

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauri Lyons

The past four decades have been a mixture of social growing pains and progress. Even with that said, most people never believed that a Black man would become the President.

Two by Earth, Three by Fire: Detroit Revisited

Lester Sloan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lester Sloan

Ironically, it is still Detroit that gives the suburbs a sense of place and America a reason to hope.