2017-04-20 / Letters

Diversity makes Thousand Oaks stronger

I read with what was at first amused interest Mr. Wissot’s April 13 letter, assuming it was tongue-in-cheek.

I kept looking for the “wink, wink” portion of the letter. But I was wrong: Mr. Wissot actually is advocating excluding from Thousand Oaks all the people whose income/wealth is below his.

“Let us, instead, aspire to be the Beverly Hills of the magnificent Conejo landscape,” he says.

Mr. Wissot, one of the reasons it’s so magnificent here is the diversity we have.

There is already a sense that some people out here are a little stuck up (I have to guess that your attitude is part of the reason).

We need to have a society that is inclusionary, not exclusionary. We need to welcome all with open arms. This only makes us better and stronger.

I’m truly sorry you seem to be scared by people who are not in your wealth class. You have no idea what you’re missing out on.

Mike Moersen
Thousand Oaks

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