Crack Neighborhoods?

RECEIVED Sun., Nov. 19, 2006

Dear Editor,
    I live in the neighborhood in which this event [East Austin Studio Tour] took place. I found it particularly offensive when my neighborhood was characterized as "crack-infested" ["EAST, at Ease," Arts, Nov. 17]. I find my neighbors and my family to be law-abiding and tax-paying citizens who look to create homes and honest atmospheres to raise our families in. "Crack" neighborhoods are not only manifested on East Austin. This drug issue is a problem that can be set in any neighborhood.
    This type of article is not only stereotypical, but also an irresponsible statement of an individual who has never actually lived in this neighborhood. I ask that you carefully consider the impact of this type of journalism in the future.
    Thank you.
Samuel Acosta
Central Machine Works, 4824 E. Cesar Chavez; Mueller Lake Park, 4550 Mueller Blvd.; Pan Am Park, 2100 E. Third
Metamorphosis Dance: The Red Shoes at Dougherty Arts Center
Arya [inside]
at Stubb's
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