The invisible homeless

You’d recognize a relative if he/she was one of the homeless people on the street or skyways, right? Of course you would. Who wouldn’t?

People walking by homeless people in New York, in this video released this week.

Related: Two college football players accused of beating homeless man in Allston. Woman steps in to stop it (Boston Globe).

  • Mike Simpkins

    Powerful.

    • Jack

      Agree.

  • Al

    We did. He was my uncle, and he passed about 15 years ago. There weren’t any programs that could keep up with his mental health needs and still allow him to maintain his sense of dignity. These men and women are our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and friends. They’re us.

  • kevinfromminneapolis

    I don’t know that I’d recognize my relatives dressed up like that. I never see them that way. Maybe if they made eye contact I would. But wearing make up and a hat or a hood looking down at a book or something? Doubt it.

    • Kassie

      If my relatives were sitting on a park bench in Mears Park, dressed in their normal clothes, I probably wouldn’t recognize them if I was walking to or from the bus stop. I’m not thinking, “oh I wonder if I will see my brother here.” I’m concentrating on getting to where I’m going.

  • Andy

    What exactly is this campaign hoping to convey? That we need to start scouring the streets looking for our loved ones who have been duped into wearing rags for a film project?