The Homeless Population—Who are They? S1E2

Who are the Homeless?

Homeless person pushing a cart of his /her belongings on lightly snow covered street
A homeless person pushing a cart
Photo by Fares Hamouche on Unsplash 

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
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