published Monday, September 20th, 2010

Census estimates show blacks moving to suburbs

ALABASTER, Ala. — It was called “white flight” in the 1960s and 1970s when white families were moving from urban areas like Birmingham to the suburbs seeking better schools and in some cases hoping to avoid integration.

An analysis by The Birmingham News of the latest U.S. Census estimates shows that now it’s black families fleeing the cities for the suburbs.

Census estimates show from 2000 to 2009, Shelby County’s black residents increased by 93 percent, or 9,863 people. That far exceeds the county’s overall growth of 34 percent. In St. Clair County, black residents increased 46 percent, or 2,416 people, as the overall county grew 26 percent.

The latest growth means that one in every 10 residents of both Shelby and St.Clair counties is now black.

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chioK_V said...

They're being forced out of the city to make way because whites now want to move back into the city, but still don't wish to live in such close proximity to blacks. It's called GENTRIFICATION under the pretext of REVITALIZATION. I doubt every seriously if the move is all voluntary.

September 20, 2010 at 10:08 a.m.
Salsa said...

They are moving away from crime.

September 20, 2010 at 10:25 a.m.
Musicman375 said...

chioK_V is determined to spread his racism around this morning. (this is one of two threads he has dumped on) Black people are getting away from the crime-ridden downtown area to better their lives, and he claims they're being oppressed. How sad to live in such an ignorant, racist cloud.

September 20, 2010 at 10:57 a.m.
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September 20, 2010 at 11:30 a.m.
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