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White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

Rachael A. Woldoff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449185
eISBN:
9780801461033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449185.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Urban residential integration is often fleeting—a brief snapshot that belies a complex process of racial turnover in many U.S. cities. This book takes readers inside a neighborhood that has shifted ... More


Choosing Parkmont: Whites Staying and Blacks Pioneering

Rachael A. Woldoff

in White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449185
eISBN:
9780801461033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449185.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on the first phase of racial change in Parkmont: white flight. When middle-aged and elderly whites left Parkmont in droves and new whites failed to plant roots there, an unusual ... More


The Parkmont Environment

Rachael A. Woldoff

in White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449185
eISBN:
9780801461033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449185.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter provides a portrait of Parkmont in order to show how white neighborhoods change into black neighborhoods—that is, the transformation of white flight into black flight. It first considers ... More


What Happens to a Neighborhood after White Flight?

Rachael A. Woldoff

in White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449185
eISBN:
9780801461033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449185.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book explores the ramifications of white flight for race and culture by presenting an ethnographic study of Parkmont, a modern community in a northeastern U.S. city. Settled in the late 1940s as ... More


Conclusions: Understanding the Cultural Dynamics of Neighborhood Change

Rachael A. Woldoff

in White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449185
eISBN:
9780801461033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449185.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book has explored the structural and cultural dynamics that occur in the aftermath of racial integration by focusing on the case of Parkmont. By following the neighborhood of Parkmont through ... More


Black Migration, White Flight

Leah Platt Boustan

in Competition in the Promised Land: Black Migrants in Northern Cities and Labor Markets

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691150871
eISBN:
9781400882977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150871.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter presents new causal evidence on the relationship between black arrivals to cities and white departures, a trend referred to as “white flight.” The simultaneity of black in-migration from ... More


Making Good Neighbors: Civil Rights, Liberalism, and Integration in Postwar Philadelphia

Abigail Perkiss

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452284
eISBN:
9780801470851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452284.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the 1950s and 1960s, as the white residents, real estate agents, and municipal officials of many American cities fought to keep African Americans out of traditionally white neighborhoods, ... More


Challenging the myth that ‘Britain is becoming a country of ghettos’

Nissa Finney and Ludi Simpson

in 'Sleepwalking to segregation'?: Challenging myths about race and migration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420084
eISBN:
9781447303367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420084.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter turns directly to the myths of spatial segregation. It clarifies recent debate by demonstrating that there are no ghettos in Britain. It notes that evidence shows an increase in the ... More


Busing Lived and Imagined

Ansley T. Erickson

in Making the Unequal Metropolis: School Desegregation and Its Limits

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226025254
eISBN:
9780226025391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226025391.003.0008
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Busing created substantial statistical desegregation in the Nashville schools it reached via 1971 court order. Decades later, many Nashville students remembered positive experiences and impact from ... More


A Quality Education for Whom?

Willow S. Lung-Amam

in Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293892
eISBN:
9780520967229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293892.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter considers how migrants' educational priorities and practices reshaped Silicon Valley neighborhoods and schools. For many Asian American families, high-performing schools have been among ... More


Ken Wilkinson: Striving for the Next Generation

Rachael A. Woldoff

in White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449185
eISBN:
9780801461033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449185.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores the link between white flight and black flight in Parkmont by focusing on the story of Ken Wilkinson, a forty-seven-year-old pioneer and one of the first black residents on his ... More


City Tales

Deidre Helen Crumbley

in Saved and Sanctified: The Rise of a Storefront Church in Great Migration Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039848
eISBN:
9780813043791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039848.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores the social history of Philadelphia's religious landscape, where as late as the 1800s Africans were observed singing “in their own tongue.” This chapter also examines the rise of ... More


Planes

Chandra D. Bhimull

in Empire in the Air: Airline Travel and the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479843473
eISBN:
9781479800643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479843473.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 4 concentrates on how people learned to be in and live with ordinary flight through the everyday sky. Focused on air passage itself, it explores how a flying culture took hold and examines ... More


Cross-Racial Caregiving: Pioneers Helping Stayers to Age in Place

Rachael A. Woldoff

in White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449185
eISBN:
9780801461033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449185.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores the cross-racial neighboring between white stayers and black pioneers as part of black–white social relations in Parkmont. Drawing on interviews with stayers and pioneers, it ... More


Battlegrounds

Ronald P. Formisano

in Boston Against Busing: Race, Class, and Ethnicity in the 1960s and 1970s

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807855263
eISBN:
9781469602325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869703_formisano.13
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter illustrates how the antibusing movement failed in that judge Garrity's decision withstood all the appeals mounted against it in the courts and streets. Not for eleven years did Garrity ... More


Latino as Worker: The Changing Politics of Race in the City and the Neighborhood

Ocean Howell

in Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226141398
eISBN:
9780226290287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290287.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the immediate postwar period, there grew a sharp divergence between the municipal government and the institutions of the Mission District when it came to ideas about planning and urban life. ... More


The Politics of Exit

Douglas S. Reed

in Building the Federal Schoolhouse: Localism and the American Education State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199838486
eISBN:
9780199384303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838486.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The chapter explores two facets of the exit from Alexandria public schooling: the move to private schooling under Massive Resistance and the dynamics of white flight in the early 1970s. Both aspects ... More


Stella Zuk’s Story: Choosing to Stay

Rachael A. Woldoff

in White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449185
eISBN:
9780801461033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449185.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter profiles Stella Zuk, an eighty-seven-year-old resident of Parkmont since 1951, in order to show how white stayers and black pioneers interpret their respective places in the community. ... More


How Long? How Long?: Mounting Frustration within the Black Majority, 1956–1968

Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove

in Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635866
eISBN:
9781469635873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635866.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins with urban renewal, which destroyed the entire quadrant of Southwest Washington in the late 1950s. The catastrophic impact of urban renewal helped catalyze an era of grassroots ... More


Zoo Slum Clearance in Washington, D.C.

Lisa Uddin

in Zoo Renewal: White Flight and the Animal Ghetto

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816679119
eISBN:
9781452950587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679119.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Chapter Two traces the revitalization of the National Zoo through twenty years of master planning. I situate changes in the zoo’s physical geography as symptomatic of and responsive to a civic ... More


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