Sunday, January 02, 2011

8 homeless youth die in New Orleans fire
-- what does it say about us?

Eight young people, who were squatting in an abandoned warehouse, perished in a raging fire during a cold night in New Orleans. Bill Quigley (one of my heroes) asks:
Will we look into our abandoned buildings and look into the eyes of our abandoned daughters and sons and sisters and brothers? Will our nation address unemployment, high housing costs and low wages? Will we address the abuse, neglect and family conflict that create homelessness for millions of youth, especially gay and transgender youth? Or will the fires continue and the lives end?
Read his commentary here.