White Flight – Michelle Obama

As the purpose of this project is to change people’s minds I am constantly evaluating what evidence will convince someone to change their mind. As someone who works with cold hard data I am easily convinced by it, but I recognize that not everyone sees the world this way. Here I’ll share two descriptions of white flight from Michelle Obama’s Becoming. The first uses data:

Michelle Obama’s Becoming

That evidence shows dramatic change in the racial diversity of a neighbor. But consider these two class photos as another piece of evidence:

Michelle Obama’s class photos

Both the demographic data and the class photos describe the same phenomenon but I think the class photos are more powerful. I ran a Twitter poll and 56% of the 98 respondents agree.

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