Monday, December 03, 2007

Belittling the homeless degrades us all

What happens when we strike out at the poor and try to drive them from the streets of our city, when we call them names and represent them to ourselves as less than human, when we cite and arrest them by the tens of thousands for merely trying to exist, when we send police instead of caregivers, and when we enact and enforce policies that serve only to punish and harass the innocent victims of our neglect?

Read Rabbi Alan Lew's answer, published in the San Francisco Chronicle, here.


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