Even worse, we blamed them for their own circumstances. We love to think homeless people must somehow “deserve” that fate. Even Abraham Lincoln said that while he didn’t believe slavery was right, he also didn’t believe black people are equal to whites or as smart as whites. Trouble is, we can’t fix a problem if we can’t first see it.
A lot of eyes are being opened right now, in more than one way. Many people have lost income and understand that bad things happen to good people, and George Floyd is yet another collective opening of our eyes. It’s been going on all along — the question is how much does it take before we see.
Thanks for writing this.