Monday, September 14, 2009

An open letter to YouTube:
Stop the hate against homeless people!

Over at LA's homeless blog, Joel John Roberts has posted an open letter to YouTube.

Nearly 86,000 videos of degrading acts against homeless people have been posted on YouTube, the National Coalition for the Homeless announced this past July.

"Allowing 86,000 videos of blatant degradation of hurting, homeless people is simply immoral, and frankly, contributes to a national environment of dehumanizing people who are suffering on our streets," the letter says.

"If you allowed videos of sheer demeaning acts against people because of their race, religion, sexual orientation or disabilities there would be a national uproar, and accusations that YouTube promotes hatred and intolerance."

Read the whole letter here. And then tell YouTube to eliminate all videos that promote the humiliation of our homeless neighbors.


Meanwhile: YouTube has pulled Stone Soup Station's "American Healthcare for the Poor." The video shows John Doe, a homeless man who was forced to catheterize himself twice daily while living under a bridge in Nashville, Tennessee.

3 Comments:

At 11:48 PM, Blogger Vox Populi said...

Dear Jackie, I came to ask your forgiveness. Although I know you don't need the attention nor the accolades ... YOU DESERVE THEM. I should have nominated you for activist of the year or best continuing series or SOMETHING. I'm sorry.
You may be nominated for something over at FPC. Probably you've won everything there is to win. If not .. you SHOULD have. Anyway ... I apologize.
Next year we'll watch out better.

 
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