Escape From Los Angeles

  title={Escape From Los Angeles},
  author={Jack Schneider},
  journal={Journal of Urban History},
  pages={1012 - 995}
  • J. Schneider
  • Published 30 May 2008
  • History
  • Journal of Urban History
In 1960, Los Angeles was still a decidedly white city. By 1980, it no longer was. What happened in Los Angeles was not uncommon elsewhere, as white residents fled city centers in the latter half of the twentieth century to pursue visions of the suburban good life. Whites abandoned central cities, and as a consequence, the school systems of those urban areas began to reflect their populations—struggling, under-resourced, and non-white. But in Los Angeles, this phenomenon seems to have happened… 

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