Monday, September 26, 2005

Mount Pleasant diversity

While I sort of agree with Mr. Edwards quote below, I don't think people should have to accept dangerous or even rude people. When I lived in Mount Pleasant several years ago, I was always bothered about how dirty the streets were on the weekend mornings. Certainly not the biggest problem, but it just said to me that people did not respect where they lived. But of course it is certainly only a minority who is out all night, getting drunk and leaving their trash all over.

"Gregg Edwards, an advisory neighborhood commissioner who has lived in the neighborhood for more than 30 years, said the newcomers 'say they want to live in a mixed community; they like the idea of it, but it's not what they want. 'They want something like a cultural Disneyland,' he said, 'where the well-ordered natives come out in their brightly colored costumes and there's management to enforce respect to their betters.'" Crime Tears at Seams Of Vibrant Community

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