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Juche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-03-08 01:42 PM
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20. How quaint
Edited on Thu Apr-03-08 01:47 PM by Juche
Bigotry is evil, because it causes the homeless to be compared to the mentally ill. Thats almost as ironic as homophobic black people.

And aggressiveness will not change people's minds. If you rush at them and call them bigots, it'll just drive them away. Instead why not show them a film of people trying to survive on $6/hr and not being able to afford rent. That'll probably be more persuasive.

http://coe.west.asu.edu/homeless/mental.htm

"Nationwide, 20-25% of homeless people suffer from serious mental illness."

There is a difference between serious mental illness and mental illness. Only about 6% of the population has a serious mental illness.

"Homeless people with severe mental illness tend to remain homeless for longer periods of time, have less contact with family and friends, encounter more barriers to employment, tend to be in poorer physical health, and have more contact with the legal system than other homeless people."
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