USC Price School of Public Policy

Price Faculty Expertise in the Media:

Myers examines unfounded anxiety over demographic shifts in WaPo op-ed

May 18, 2018

The Washington Post published commentary by Professor Dowell Myers of the USC Price School and Morris Levy of the USC Dornsife College about white anxiety about possibly becoming a demographic minority. Myers and Levy argue this is a myth based on a limited definition of whiteness. “Stories about the impending demise of white America are rooted in outmoded notions of racial exclusivity. These stories of white decline obscure the ongoing changes to America’s color line, and they serve only to divide,” the authors wrote.