Our new America suburban prototype, Sugar Land, TX, is fighting to keep low-income housing out of the city. A few years ago there was a significant controversy over a restaurant in the city wanting to paint its outside walls a bright color. A number of Sugar Land residents were aghast over this breech of propriety. Others thought the reaction was silly. *
"Sugar Land residents oppose proposed low-income housing," Houston Chronicle, April 23, 2009
"Residents oppose low-income housing development," Inside Sugar Land Blog/Houston Chronicle, May 6, 2009
* I have a specific interest in the city because I wrote a book about the place. The title of the book is Cemeteries of Ambivalent Desire: Unearthing Deep South Narratives in a Texas Graveyard.