Hate speech appears to be the common denominator from the margins. Name calling rather than helping our common circumstances makes things worse. It is difficult to have constructive conversations about difficult issues in our present social environment. Many common sense solutions are available for those everyday problems we face as a society.
We can't seem to talk to each other.
Our economic dedication to capitalism has resulted in many jobs being exported by our corporate friendly 'trade agreements'. The job situation has led to many who are now homeless.
When public facilities such as libraries take measures to keep homeless out... When train stations and bus stations make their restroom inaccessible... When we don't face the reality, that these people, the homeless need to have toilet privileges, then alley-ways and the spaces behind dumpsters are used. Our cities become dirty and smelly.
While the sheer volume of human waste was surprising, its presence was not. Once the stations close, the bottom of BART station stairwells in downtown San Francisco are often a prime location for homeless people to camp for the night or find a private place to relieve themselves.
All those biological excretions can gum up the wheels and gears of BART's escalators, shutting them down for long periods of extended repairs, increasing station cleaning costs and creating an unpleasant aroma for morning commuters. (source)
San Francisco now has nine public walls covered with a repellant paint that makes pee spray back on the person's shoes and pants. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Friday that it's the city's latest attempt to clean up urine-soaked alleyways and walls. (source)
"America's advocate for the availability of clean, safe, well designed public restrooms