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On The Landing End Of California's Black Exodus

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Anne Wernikoff
Cierra Washington-Griffin, right, and her grandmother, Barbara Washington near her grandmother’s home in Elk Grove.

Cities can be hideously expensive places to live, and California's are among the most expensive anywhere. Which drives people to find less costly places to live, people of all colors.

But it's specifically the people of color who get some rude surprises when they move to places with overwhelmingly white populations.

CalMatters economy reporter Lauren Hepler researched the situation and found both numbers and individual stories to tell. She visits with an overview of the California Black Exodus.

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