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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Making money by inflating land prices after convincing white owners to sell at a lower price under fear that minorities are encroaching

Usage examples (32)
  • Verb (used with object), verb (used without object) : Developers blockbusted in order to buy up the entire area
  • I really think you need to look into how white flight was encouraged by suburban developers through conscious tactics like "blockbusting".
  • Just 50 years ago, so-called "blockbusting" led African-Americans into tight, white, ethno-centric neighborhoods of big cities such as Chicago and New York.
  • Or have you heard of blockbusting and white flight? for more
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