Thursday, June 19, 2014
Is Gritty Upperclass Possible?
This analysis about Tacoma in today's Crosscut is getting a bit of attention. The author, Benjamin Anderstone, is a Tacoma native who discusses Tacoma's strength's and challenges. He describes the grit of the city, the second-behind-Seattle status and how local culture has and is changing. There are some similarities to Ruston, although I feel that in some ways Ruston has happily turned its back on any sense of grit or 'eclectic nature'. Many are working hard to focus only on being the upper-class enclave of the South Sound. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but as one who loves and celebrates our gritty past, I think we lose more than we gain if we forget our roots. What do you think? Karen