Original Message (Pre-Screened)
Category: Class
Subject: Homeless can't just get a home?
Question: add to Watch List | reply
Why do some people think that people who are homeless somehow had control over what happened to them and they could get a home if they work harder?
Posted:2/23/2007
By:
Courtney Berry , Johnson City, TN, United States
Mesg ID: 0ed05e9a-5ce5-4515-8a7c-8bd5f3121fd1
Responses:2
Share Y? Forum discussion on Facebook Share Y? Forum discussion on Twitter Share Y? Forum discussionShareThis
Pre-screened Responses
Category: Class
Subject: the homeless, Ignorance and fact
Reply: read original | add to Watch List | reply
Fact, because that is the case in some situations. There are people who DO blow all their money and COULD control whether or not they become homeless but choose not to. However, that's probably the minority.

Ignorance because they don't KNOW what it's like to lose your job to downsizing because your company wanted bigger profits and chose to outsource your job to someone in China or India who will work for pennies on the dollar compared to your salary. Ignorance because they've been fortunate enough not to have been in that kind of situation and can only make assumptions.
Posted:12/15/2007
By:
Shelly Strauss Rollison, New Alexandria, PA, United States , 49 , Female , New Age/Metaphysical , White/Caucasian , Bisexual , Minister, writer, activist, CNA, draftsman , 4 Years of College , Lower middle class
Mesg ID: b6ac846f-3140-47ef-9a0d-297f25d5c849
Responses:0
Unscreened Responses
Category: Class
Subject: Homeless can't just get a home?
Reply: read original | add to Watch List | reply | request removal
A lot of homeless people are mentally ill people who never got proper treatment. Many of them are also Viet-Nam vets. Many are also alcoholics. Some fall into all three categories. There is often no avenues for them to get help when you have people who think they are nothing but lazy bums.
Posted:8/11/2010
By:
G T, Phoenix, AZ, United States , non-religious , Black/African American , Straight , Middle class, there should be an option for none
Mesg ID: ff58f832-6cb2-407f-b406-5bb27e7683fd
Responses:0
FAQ | Categories | Search | Post