I read Barry Paschal’s column Sunday in The News-Times, “Snob appeal in opposition,” and I am highly offended.
Just because someone lives in a low-income neighborhood does not mean they are ignorant, drug addicts or “scary people.”
I moved to Columbia County six years ago from Richmond County. There is a lot more crime in Richmond County, but I’ve never been so offended, mistreated, bullied, or pressured about drugs until I moved here.
I graduated from Evans High School last year, and let me tell you: Residents of Columbia county, who have lived here their whole life, rich, wealthy, snobbish people, just like you seem to be, talk about doing drugs, having sex for drugs, doing meth and cocaine, having sex in the bathroom, dugouts, etc., at school.
Reread that, life-long residents of Columbia County.
What about the kids at Lakeside and Greenbrier? They’re constantly busted with drugs, or caught having sex on school grounds. That’s disgusting.
My family and I were at McDonalds on Washington Road one night, in the drive-through when a Columbia County boy, in his jacked-up truck – which I’m sure his daddy bought, because we all know Columbia County kids do not work; their parents buy them whatever their hearts desire – was in front of us, blasting music that made our car vibrate. Another Columbia County boy pulled up beside him, and you couldn’t help but hear the boys yelling to each other about who they were going to (have sex with) that night. We had a 10-year-old child in our car who could hear the conversation loud and clear.
So before you talk about how low-income families are ruining the area, you should discuss the lack of morals, misbehavior, lack of good parenting skills and the ignorance that these Columbia County teens are showing.