So, not being someone that keeps up with this stuff, I found out via the Thought Eater podcast
that D&D is, in so many words, getting rid of racial determinism. Level limits, tendencies to be evil, etc. are gone. I think this is good, especially because with these things, “demihumans” tend to stand in for actual human races for a lot of people.
Via this episode
, I found out that Pathfinder already did it. Pathfinder is something I think of as more conservative than mainstream D&D. Maybe it’s not, but just more retro.