An open letter to YouTube:
Over at LA's homeless blog, Joel John Roberts has posted an open letter to YouTube.
Stop the hate against homeless people!
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.