Who are the Homeless?
The face of homelessness in America has dramatically changed over the years. Most people would agree, the representation of homeless persons in the thoughts of many Americans are negative. The following examples describe some of those stereotypes:
- a drunk, filthy, smelly man riffling through a dumpster
- a bag lady pushing a cart filled with [what appears to be] a lot of junk
- the con-artist pretending to be homeless to get money