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Are We Passing the “Tipping Point” for Black Habitation in the Cities?

Submitted by Glen Ford on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 03:22

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford

The term “tipping point” used to be synonymous with white flight from the cities. Now that Blacks are being forced from high priced urban neighborhoods, what is the “tipping point” for maintaining the Black urban presence? “How many upscale, mostly white people does it take to make a neighborhood, and ultimately whole cities – like San Francisco – unaffordable and downright hostile to Black habitation?”

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