Definition of white flight noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


white flight

BrE BrE//ˌwaɪt ˈflaɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌwaɪt ˈflaɪt//
[uncountable] (US English)
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a situation where white people who can afford it go to live outside the cities because they are worried about crime in city centres
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: white flight