Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Proposed "intake center" for homeless looks scary

Marni passed along an article regarding the homeless in Dallas and a proposed intake center for the city. It also focuses a lot on Austin Street where we go "almost every week." The article is from the Dallas Observer, March 2004.
We need to back down and take a deep breath about this, all of us. I believe the mayor's motives are good, but she has also shown remarkable
insensitivity. I don't think the real estate guys are even required to have
good motives.
You and I are required. This is a legitimately tough issue. But rendering
human beings nameless and faceless, treating them all as round pegs to be
shoved into identical round holes, loading them on buses and putting them in
camps: You and I don't want to have any part of that.
It's a great insight into some of the issues involved.

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