29 Jun '11, 1pm

A reverse Great Migration of African-Americans from the North to the South is occurring in the US:

A reverse Great Migration of African-Americans from the North to the South is occurring in the US:

Streets like my own are becoming more desirable for black Americans and others looking for better deals down South. Photo: Kristen E. Jeffers Cross-posted from The Black Urbanist . According to an article last Wednesday in The New York Times , a reverse Great Migration of African-Americans from the North to the South is occurring. Why is this happening? The Times piece cites the lack of jobs for young black graduates in the North; the relative ease of purchasing property in the South; for elders, the ability to retire in greater comfort; and a flip-flopped racial climate. Many of the elders feel the ancestral draw back to the South, as well. The Washington Post , in another article about demographic trends, highlighted Section 8 voucher holders -- some African-American -- who are drawn to the South for its abundant suburban housing at affordable prices. As a young black wo...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/urbanism/2011-06-29-the-reverse-grea...

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