Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
In several recent articles, I have noticed a trend. If a person lives in a manufactured home, it is mentioned and the community is referred to as a trailer park. Why the description at all? The writers don't see the need to describe other communities as "site-built homes" or "high-end condominiums." Trailer park has a negative connotation. In many cases, factory-built homes are the only homes available to lower-income families and seniors. They are well built and well insulated and provide less expense and more space than apartments.
Please join the 21st century. Manufactured homes have little in common with trailers of 50 years ago. Stop using a descriptor for one kind of community unless you plan to do so for all communities.