Definition of White Flight
(noun) The movement of white people from urban areas into the suburbs.
White Flight Pronunciation
Syllabification: white flight
- American English – /wIEt flIEt/
- British English – /wIEt flIEt/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /waɪt flaɪt/
- British English – /waɪt flaɪt/
- Plural: white flights
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “white flight.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 11, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/white-flight/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
white flight. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/white-flight/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “white flight.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 11, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/white-flight/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“white flight.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 11 Dec. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/white-flight/>.