How can shelter providers not acknowledge the incredible racism evidenced every day in our homeless shelters?
The disproportionate number of people out on the streets and in shelters who are people of color is just an outrage. It is a replication of what happens day in and day out regading racism in this country...yet I have not heard any outrage about this on the part of paid advocates/providers. I am pasting in links to articles that I find particularly troubling that I think reflect the manner in which shelters are allowed to not be held accountable for their services and also that reflect troubling attitudes on the part of the providers quoted. City Pages - Safe Harbor? -This one was written a few years ago. City Pages - Ground Zero from 1997 There are those of you who will not agree with my point of view. And I respect that, but at least this is an effort at dialouge, disagreement and exchange of opinion. I will say, as I have said many times, this is a social justice, human rights issue,not just a social service issue. Racism pervades our society and poverty and homelessness is part and parcel of it. Margaret Hastings Kingfield REMINDERS: 1. Be civil! Please read the NEW RULES at http://www.e-democracy.org/rules. If you think a member is in violation, contact the list manager at [EMAIL PROTECTED] before continuing it on the list. 2. Don't feed the troll! Ignore obvious flame-bait. For state and national discussions see: http://e-democracy.org/discuss.html For external forums, see: http://e-democracy.org/mninteract ________________________________ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City-focused Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: mailto:email@example.com Subscribe, Un-subscribe, etc. at: http://e-democracy.org/mpls