Whites Fleeing Back to Cities


In a historic demographic shift, whites are no longer fleeing cities for the suburbs, but instead are moving back to urban areas in growing numbers, the Associated Press reports, citing a new study from the Brookings Institution that analyzed Census Data from 2000 to 2008. The study also reveals that minorities are now more likely to leave cities and move to the suburbs, as whites return in search of jobs, urban living, and shorter commutes. The growing trend is reversing decades of behavior in which whites fled to the suburbs, looking for safer neighborhoods and better schools.