Tuesday, January 17, 2012

SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR THE HOMELESS




SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR THE HOMELLESS IS A CONCEPT THAT BRINGS AWARENESS TO OUR SOCIETY, SOME OF THE INJUSTICES AND ABUSE DONE AGAINST THE HOMELESS, INSIDE SHELTERS,  OTHER HOMELESS ORGANIZATIONS, AS WELL AS, IN THE STREETS.
A FEW HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS, MEN AND WOMEN HAVE SHARED, SOME OF THE INJUSTICES THEY'VE EXPERIENCED, WHILE STAYING IN HOMELESS SHELTERS.
IN THIS ECONOMY, WHERE THE JOB MARKET IS EXPERIENCING A FORM OF INFLATION, WITH LESS AND LESS EMPLOYMENTS: THE NUMBERS OF THOSE WITHOUT A HOME OF THEIR OWN, HAVE INCREASED.
FURTHERMORE, THE FACE OF HOMELESSNESS HAS BECOME MORE AND MORE MULTI ETHNIC AND MULTI CULTURAL.
PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE HAVE FOUND THEMSELVES HOMELESS, FOR VARIOUS REASONS, NOT JUST FOR LACK OF FUNDS OR THE LOSS OF A JOB,  BUT ALSO BECAUSE OF PERSONAL, FAMILY AND SOCIAL CRISIS AS WELL. AN HOMELESS PERSON IS A HUMAN BEING, AND DOES HAS THE RIGHT TO BE TREATED WITH HUMANITY, NOT JUST SOMETIMES, BUT EVERYTIME
HAVING THE PRIVILEGE, THE RIGHT AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE A SERVICE FOR A PERSON WHO IS HOMELESS IS NEVER A LICENSE NOR A PASS TO VIOLATE THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS
LIFE IN THE SHELTER CAN BE VERY STRESSFUL AND CHALLENGING AS IT IS.
BEING SCREAMED AT OR YIELLED AT BY STAFF ON DUTY AS IF, ONE WAS SCREAMING AT CATTLES SHEEP, DAY IN AND DAY OUT, CAN LEAVE AN HOMELESS CLIENT FEELING OPPRESSED.
SOME STAFF MEMBERS IN CERTAIN FACILITIES GO ON AND SAYING TO THE CLIENT, THINGS LIKE: " IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, GET OUT!!! " OR "IT IS TIME TO GET YOURSELF A HOUSE!!! "
WHICH IS TRUE TO AN EXTEND BUT, THE BUDGET GIVEN TO HOMELESS FACILITIES DOES NOT COVER MISTREATMENT OF THE CLIENTS.


OUR UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION, HONORED BY OUR UNITED NATIONS, STATES IN ITS ARTICLE 5, THAT:

" NO ONE SHALL BE SUBJECTED TO TORTURE, OR TO CRUEL, INHUMAN, OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT."




 AS MARTIN LUTHER KING STATED:


" INJUSTICE ANYWHERE, IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE
EVERYWHERE... "



LET US REMEMBER:


 " OUR VOICE COUNTS, SO DOES OUR HUMANITY!  By: TwitterButtons.com

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