Black Exodus: American Cities Losing African-American Residents

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  • Detroit
  • Oakland
  • Chicago
  • New York
  • Atlanta
  • Black Exodus
  • San Francisco
  • Washington D.C.


Oakland, which has one of the nation’s largest African-American populations, also lost 25 percent of its Black population, a net loss of 33,000 African-American residents by 2011. Those drastic demographical changes led the city to have almost as many whites as it does Blacks.

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