May 16, 2012 Doom everywhere
“Any change can be taken as a sign of doom. If the number or proportion of white residents is declining, doomsayers cry “flight,” which is bad. Conversely, if minorities are declining, that must be a sign of gentrification, which is also bad. If the population is getting older, that’s a sign of failure, and if it is getting younger, then where have all the wise older people gone?”
– Dowell Myers, a professor at the University of Southern California (arguing about whether California declining).