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View Diary: Book review: Leigh Gallagher's 'The End of the Suburbs' (95 comments)

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  •  Riff-raff is relative. (0+ / 0-)

    For example: In an affluent area on the East Coast there is a place where there is a dedicated horse culture of riding, showing, and polo. They ride through other people's properties on trails. A self-made billionaire moved into the area and bought up land that included portions of these trails. He fenced it in, impeding access. (He keeps his own stable of horses.) The local horse people thought the billionaire was trash (i.e., riff-raff) for not behaving like a gentleman by allowing access and the billionaire thought the locals were trespassers (i.e., riff-raff) for riding through another person's property. Who is the true riff-raff here? I don't ride horses or own property so I don't have a dog in this fight.

    I agree,  the Millenials are not inculcated with the level of racism that their parents and grandparents were.

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