Homeless People Are Still People

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Flickr: Rui Duarte
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Photo Credit: Trip.Com/travelguide
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Photo Credit: Aaron Gilbreath
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Photo Credit: StudyUSA
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Photo Credit: Jamie Scott Lytle

The issue with homelessness is not the individuals that are homeless, its the lack of empathy and understanding from people that are not.

Slanted Benches

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Photo Credit: CNN

Tiered Seating

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Photo Credit: Rasmus Degnbol

Raised Grate Covers

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Photo Credit: The [Tornoto] Star, originally from Twitter

Street Dividers

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Photo Credit: Joanne Zuhl

Street Spikes

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Photo Credit: Imagine China
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Photo Credit: Guy Corbishley/Demotix/Corbis

Homeless people are not the problem. Homelessness is.

LGBTQ+ youth

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Mentally ill individuals whose family cannot afford care or who have no family to speak of.

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Veterans

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Families

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Graph Source: OCED

Even Alcatraz abided by that mantra.

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Photo Source: Jill Fales

So what happens now? What are the solutions to this?

Restructuring taxes?

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Raising the minimum wage?

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Homeless people are human beings. They deserve respect. They deserve help from their respective governments. They deserve a chance to live a good life — end of story.

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Writer. Womanist. Worrier. Alliteration Enthusiast. #AllBlackLivesMatter #TransLivesMatter

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