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Tim Thomas Spots Seattle’s Alarming Racial Migration Trend

Posted: 5/16/2017 (CSDE in the News)

Tim Thomas, CSDE Trainee and UW graduate student in Sociology, recently spoke with KUOW about a demographic movement pattern he observed: black migration out of Seattle. Thomas explains that rising rent prices are shifting the city’s makeup by racial background as well as economic status. This movement has accelerated in recent years, and the data suggest the trend will continue as long as inner-city rent remains high. You can read the full story below.

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