Shrinking California still dreams, but more modestly
- August 27, 2023
- Héctor Tobar, Chicano/Latino studies and literary journalism, The New York Times, Aug. 27, 2023
“We’re witnessing the death of the thing that really made California great, which was its middle class,” said the writer [and UCI professor of Chicano/Latino studies] Héctor Tobar, 60, whose novels have explored the economic divide in the state. “What fueled the boom in population was the new subdivisions, it was people migrating here to get a taste of middle-class life. And today California is divided more than ever into rich and poor.”
For the full story, please visit https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/27/us/california-population-decline-housing-crisis.html.
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