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Racial Balance Shifts As 'White Flight' Subsides

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Racial Balance Shifts As 'White Flight' Subsides

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For decades, white residents have left urban areas for the suburbs, changing the racial make-up of America's cities. Now, in some cities, the trend has reversed. As the racial balance shifts in historically black neighborhoods, new arguments are brewing over race, class, culture and identity.

Guests:

Conor Dougherty, staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal, author of The End of White Flight

William Frey, demographer for the Brookings Institution

Gavin Newsom, mayor of San Francisco