In 1979, Abby told a closed-minded writer that the best way to improve the quality of life in their neighborhood was for them to move.
Dear Abby

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In 1979, famed advice columnist Abigail “Dear Abby” van Buren received a letter from someone whose name was published as “Up in Arms.” In the letter, “Up in Arms” expressed his or her concerns about an “odd” male couple who had recently moved into the neighborhood and their equally sordid guests, which included “blacks,” “Indians” and “men who look like women.”

According to the writer, these “weirdos” were fouling up the neighborhood’s property values. The writer then asked Abby what could be done to improve the neighborhood’s quality of life.

Abby’s response? Move.

Well played, Abby. Well played.

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. She holds a Master's Degree in International Relations, and works as a reporter/producer for DNAinfo.
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