In response to Sarah Brownlee’s letter, “Asheville Needs Stricter Litter Laws” [March 28, Xpress], I hope very much that the shirt I have been wearing almost daily to the soup kitchen is helping slow gentrification.
It says, “Don’t pick up litter or they’ll raise rents,” and I hope desperately that Brownlee is observing its effect on the low-income tenants who read it, so it can slow gentrification by reducing housing demand, especially among the liberal elite.
— Alan Ditmore Leicester
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