Singling Out Homeless Status

Singling Out Homeless Status is a Double Standard that Unjustly Penalizes the Poor (Adam H. Johnson)

Leading with housing status for homeless people is a common trope in the news reporting business and one in urgent need of re-examining. In many cases, it is used as a rhetorical device to depict people experiencing homelessness as a threat to public safety, a common right-wing canard used to justify virulently anti-homeless policies and harsh policing of people perceived to be poor.

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