There are people behind the public facade, behind addictions and prostitution and chronic poverty. Please really look at the images, and read the descriptions in full. It was the most moving thing I did today.
It is better to be kind than to be right.
People on social assistance are some of the most impoverished in our country. Punitive policies attempt to coerce people on assistance to “get a job” by setting assistance rates at lower dollar amounts than full-time work in a minimum-wage job would pay. Which, coincidentally, it itself insufficient to afford the cost of living in Canada.
There are human lives at the core of social policies. There are human beings sleeping on the streets. Educate yourself.
“Reverse Racism” which is, by the way, not a thing. Educate yourself.
The fact of the matter is, if you aren’t waking up in the morning mad as hell at the state of society around you, you’re probably benefiting from the structures that oppress others and you probably don’t even realize the extent of it. Likewise, if you aren’t aware, and you don’t care, you accept the system. Your complacency and ignorance is as good as consent. And allow me to be blunt here, just once. If you consent to the system the way it is, you’re dead to me.