As I still continue to read the ignorant article, I come towards the abusive language when you comment and say “there are so many of the bastards”. The way you use the abusive language is very harsh. If you had done your research, you would have found out that homelessness is caused by many didn’t things such as parents, friends or relatives unwilling or unable to continue to accommodate them, relationship breakdown, including domestic violence, unemployment and loss of an assured short hold tenancy. Along with many different reasons, why people are homeless, which you never implied to use. Nevertheless, I have never seen anyone be so harsh by talking about themselves, it will make everything better.
It’s not okay because it causes more money to be wasted towards people that shouldn’t be helped at all. The morals of these people who choose to be homeless are very questionable. Not only their morals, but their mental stability. Why would anyone in the right mind choose to be homeless? It makes no sense.
This ethnography conducted by Bourgois and Schonberg really highlighted the problems of racism among the Edgewater community. I was honestly shocked to learn how prevalent racism was among the homeless community. I had previously thought that because these people were in such poor conditions, trying to do anything to survive, they would look past such divisions such as racism in order to help themselves survive and get back on their feet. This wasn’t the only thing that surprised me however. It was the fact that the homeless addicts weren’t just sitting around getting high and injecting heroin, but were actually trying to go out and get jobs and homes once again.
“Dumpster divers” are repulsive, unskilled people; this is the kind of assumption that Lars Eighner encourages people to dismiss in his piece, “On Dumpster Diving”. Many people have stumbled upon someone digging through a dumpster at some point in their lives. Their first reaction is usually to be disgusted or to pity the person doing the digging. They feel sorry for them, when they should be feeling sorry for themselves instead (Eighner 365). Those dumpster divers they pity have acquired skills to be self-reliant, unlike most of the population.
Summary to Jonathan Kozol’s “Untouchables” “Untouchables” by Jonathan Kozol is an exemplification essay about the treatment of homeless American’s. The essay gives us rich detailed stories of homeless people that are homeless not by choice, but problems have occurred in their lives that put them in their current situation. “Untouchables” shows how homeless people survive while others are trying to get rid of them. Richard Lazarus, a veteran that became homeless after many years of hard working, tells us how difficult it is to find a job just because he is “overqualified” for “simple” jobs. “We are the rejected waste of the society,” says Lazarus while telling that homeless people are part of the society and they have to be treated as people
My best educated guess as to how society may feel is that the homeless are categorized into a state of being: dirty, unkempt, ragged, alcoholics able wash themselves, unable to clean their teeth, and that they live on streets; and my opinions are perhaps validated by the comments of others. To further explain, society views homeless people as being unkempt, that their ability to keep themselves groomed and presentable has neglected them. Also we see them living on the street in which many may feel sorry or remorse towards them because many look young and we tend to ask ourselves they should be capable of finding a job. Although in contrast, society does not see or truly understand what it feels like to live a life of poverty or most importantly does not take into consideration the harmful effects it has on the homeless. Poverty attacks your own self-worth or self-esteem and your personal belief system about who you are and questions your value to society.
The first thing I thought of was a homeless person on the side of the streets begging for anything anyone could spare when I saw the phrase “beggar’s cup”. When honestly comparing the two doesn’t make any sense, I mean a person on the streets with a really bad luck, or more likely bad choices has nothing in common with a hardworking person. A worker who gives you a great customer speedy service should be rewarded. The two situations are completely different. Most of the time in my case when I out and I tip because I can see a person walking as fast as they can with their hands full plates with food and drinks trying to make everyone feel happy and satisfied.
The city revolved around a “survival of the fittest” manner and would chew you up only to spit you back out for another beating if you didn’t comply. The unfair techniques politicians used to scam elections made it close to impossible for the weak to gain any strength. So the days carried on for the immigrants, who mainly worked in factories. Low pay kept the people on a tight working schedule and made it tough to live. The conditions were so bad many people ended up unable to work due to sickness or death from either the meat or exhaustion.
HOMELESSNESS IN SUDBURY, ONTARIO Homelessness is one of the most important social issues affecting communities across the country today unfortunately Sudbury is no exception. The reasons people are homeless are as varied as the people themselves, it could be a mental illness, there could be a lack of life skills, it could be substance abuse, also stagnant or declining incomes, and also rapidly growing shelter costs and reductions in social assistance to name a few. It is quit prevalent that are economy is going down and with that statement that means hard working family men and woman are getting laid off left and right. It is a known stigma that only druggy’s or lazy people are homeless, well that’s NOT true. You can work hard your whole