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Proud to be a NIMBY

Regarding Ackerman’s column March 21, white plus gray-haired plus retired equals “white flight” elitist? I think not!

White, gray-haired, retired equals a 40-year commitment to hard work, raising a family, enough success and smarts to retire at all, and the ability and freedom to decide where, based on research and life’s lessons learned.

Elitist? No!



NIMNBY? (Not in my new backyard) Yes!

“White flight” is not a crime!




So, Mr. Ackerman, put your ballcap on backwards, move to Southern California and try leaving your keys in your car and your front door unlocked! Before you go, take some of that Nevada County home equity and buy a teacher, etc., a house.

I can only tolerate one old, white, gray-haired (no haired) guy like you, too!

W. H. Hastings

Nevada City


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