Homeless People Are Still People

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

Photo Credit: CNN

Tiered Seating

Photo Credit: Rasmus Degnbol

Raised Grate Covers

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

Street Dividers

Photo Credit: Joanne Zuhl

Street Spikes

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

Homeless people are not the problem. Homelessness is.

LGBTQ+ youth

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

Veterans

Families

Graph Source: OCED

Even Alcatraz abided by that mantra.

Photo Source: Jill Fales

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

Restructuring taxes?

Raising the minimum wage?

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.

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

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store