Human Library - Take out a prejudice

The Homeless

When you see them often enough at some point you stop to wonder about their story. How did it come to this, living on the streets? Most common prejudices are that homeless people have drug problems, is an alcoholic or mentally ill. Another impression is the beggar and the more aggressive ones claim that the homeless are spongers on society and do not want to work to earn a living. In addition to all these qualities, homeless are also regarded as untrustworthy, potentially dangerous and with criminal tendencies. For those that thought being homeless was not bad enough, this group is also exposed to aggrevated assaults by other homeless and violenet hate crimes from intolerant youngsters.