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    In “Theories of Relativity”, Barbara Haworth-Attard portrays success as something that can be achieved, regardless of social standing, provided the person is of strong enough character, but also as something that takes a willful person to achieve when in a difficult situation. In the novel, people equally qualified for success differ because of their socioeconomic status. Those of higher socioeconomic status always have an advantage, but if they do not possess good character strength and…

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    Homeless People Analysis

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    Cultural assumptions affect the presentation of people or groups in media by the stereotypes placed on them by a culture or society. This enables author and directors to represent people with a limited amount of background and have the audiences and reader recognise characters circumstances or identities with such a small amount of information often based on the first description or vision of a character. For many the homeless people are just the unfortunate souls who sleep on park benches and…

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    “The Liberty to Feed the Poor” – Published- April 21, 2015 The article “The Liberty to Feed the Poor”, discuss feeding the homeless and how some cities across the United States are handing out citations and arresting citizens who are helping the homeless by feeding them. One citizen in San Antonio, Chef Joan Cheever, received a $2,000 citation for feeding the homeless lacking a permit to pass out free food. A 90 year-old veteran had been arrested in Fort Lauderdale for feeding the homeless in…

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    Jan Gurley the author of homelessness kills talks about the common response people make when the subject of homelessness arises: “…compassion fatigue, and the feeling that there's nothing new about the intractable problem of homelessness.” At least this is the common response of people who do not fully understand the complexity of homelessness. For us as Americans, we need to understand how homelessness is something that affects us. Efforts to raise awareness and call people to action on the…

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    Homelessness has been a problem all throughout history. Wherever there have been people, there has been a person that doesn’t have a home. In some cultures it is look on as a freeing existence; freeing yourself from worldly problems and possessions. But in our culture it is viewed upon, for the most part, as a problem to society. In New York City, it has the highest homeless populations in the country, as of September 2004 there were 36,727 people living in shelters and welfare hotels with…

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    Homeless Assessment Report

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    The term Homeless according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is “having no place to live”. Last year on January 1st of 2014 about 578,424 people in accordance to the National Alliance to End Homelessness were experiencing homelessness in the United States Government. Of those 578,424 homeless that night 216,197 are people in families and 49,993 people are war veterans. These numbers are staggering for a modern country like the United States and we need to find a way to diminish these numbers as…

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    A job does not guarantee anyone a house because buildings in San Francisco are expensive. Moreover, people are homeless because of the low wages they earn from their jobs. Many homeless people are capable of doing a job, but can not get one because of their absence of education or their…

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    A low-life who is unwilling to work for their own money steals the money you work for to buy alcohol. That's something that upsets the average person. Yet people voluntarily hand out that money for the same cause. The moral solution to homelessness is to provide fairness to those who work for their money, encourage the homeless to rely on themselves rather than others for money, and not provide the materials for the homeless to self-harm. It's unfair for those who work for their money are forced…

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    important things, which is economically and socially beneficial. A study shows Canada spends about $7 billion a year on the homeless people, but finding permanent housing for them in Alberta would only cost $18,000 per individual. It costs less to house a homeless person than to respond to the health-maintenance and other effects of life on the street. Cities alone cannot solve homelessness; however the government should support and collaborate to solve the…

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    There’s one part of the video 2 that really caught my attention. Society’s ignorance and judgement are creating the wrong perceptions towards the homeless people when the truth behind their situations are far more complex. Vast majority of homeless people are suffering from a mental illness that keeps them from getting a permanent job. Some have very little knowledge about mental health that they don’t seek for help. The reasons of being homeless are not as simple as we think it is. Most of…

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