from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal The practice of persuading white homeowners to sell quickly and usually at a loss by appealing to the fear that minority groups and especially Black people will move into the neighborhood, causing property values to decline. The property is then resold at inflated prices.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A technique used to encourage people to sell their property by giving the impression that a neighborhood is changing for the worse, especially by implying a change in its racial makeup
- adj. Having the characteristics of a blockbuster; hugely successful.
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