Southside, is a subdistrict located in South Memphis, Tennessee. It is a largely unpopulated area, and contains a notable amount slums and abandoned buildings, many of which were left behind when Memphis underwent massive white flight in the late eighties and early ninties. In early 2002, police attempted to combat squatters in the area, by boarding up empty buildings, and demolishing the old Southside Highschool building. White flight is a colloquial term for the demographic trend of white people, generally but not always upper and middle class, moving from increasingly and predominantly non-white areas, often from urban cores to nearby suburbs or even to new locales entirely, e. ... To squat is to occupy an unoccupied or abandoned space or building that the individual does not own, rent, or otherwise have permission to use. ...
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