… In our era, the United States is experiencing two demographic transitions: It is growing more diverse, especially in its youth population, and it is also aging, as the predominantly white baby boomers move toward retirement. …
These two giant blocks—what I’ve called “the brown and the gray”—have become the competing poles of American politics, with Democratic-leaning younger minorities supporting increased public spending, particularly in areas such as education and health care, and older whites, who are increasingly Republican, mostly resisting it.
That contrast is especially visible in and around cities. CONT.
Ronald Brownstein, National Journal