1. Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA
3. Austin, TX
4. Baltimore, MD
5. Raleigh, NC
6. Charlotte, NC
7. San Antonio, TX
8. Houston, TX
9. Miami, FL
10. Richmond, VA
- More welcoming and inclusive residents have moved elsewhere for retirement and jobs, leaving behind a greater percentage of those who harbor prejudicial feelings.
- Pent up anger leftover from factory closings, downsizing, job displacement, and economic malaise.
- Brain drain of the young – semi-related to the first reason.
- Growth of alt-right media, politics, and hate groups.
- Prolonged and entrenched resistance to change or new ideas.
- Lack of exposure to other cultures and ethnic groups, particularly in smaller cities and rural areas.
- “More than one-third (35.5 percent) of U.S. innovators were born outside the United States, even though this population makes up just 13.5 percent of all U.S. residents.” –itig.org
- “Immigrants born in Europe or Asia are more than five times as likely as the average native-born U.S. citizen to have created an innovation in America.” – itif.org
- “Other demographic segments have identified Blacks as a driving force for popular culture, with 73% of Whites and 67% of Hispanics who believe Blacks influence mainstream American culture.” – blackentrepreneur.com
- “The reverse migration continues as younger, college-educated Black professionals head South. Entrepreneurs have an opportunity to develop a ‘southern strategy’ to connect with the more than 10 million African-Americans in 10 key southern markets.” – blackentrepreneur.com
6/11/18 Update – Today’s Supreme Court decision on a voter roll law from Ohio is an example of the kinds of actions that help spur African-American migration out of Midwest and Northeast.