Museum-quality posters made on thick and durable matte paper.
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality • Opacity: 94%
During the 1960s and 1970s, as Blacks began to gain entry into northern city White neighborhoods, White flight would ensue shortly thereafter. White flight was an interesting phenomenon. It was generally ignited out of pure racist views where Whites simply did not want to live near Blacks, or it resulted from the fear of a declining neighborhood either in property valuations or in safety. The fear was fueled by unscrupulous real estate brokers who seized the opportunity to enrich themselves at the wholesale exploitation of White homeowners who bought into the perception that if Blacks moved in, “there goes the neighborhood.” In fact, the first Blacks who integrated a White neighborhood were typically among the more successful Blacks in the country and often times were socio-economically superior to the Whites residing in the neighborhood the Black wished to enter. In some communities, for example the South Shore neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, White flight occurred so rapidly that a community of approximately 50,000 would turn from White to Black in less than five years. This would have devastating long-term effects on the community.
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