Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Homeless Black Men and Women in Chicago

The plight of the homeless black man and woman is constantly ignored . I often walk past homeless people outside of my apartment everyday and pretend to not hear their pleading. I made a decision to no longer be apart of the majority. There are over 100, 000 homeless people living in Chicago, and 76% of that population are black men and women. This number of black homeless people is largely based on systematic racism, mental and physical disabilities, and neglect. The goal of this project was to make the homeless people feel like PEOPLE again; by asking their name, giving a smile, and looking in their eyes. The population that line the city streets of Chicago are constantly forgotten and through this essay some will again be remembered.



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