How can we make people aware of invisible populations?
Giving to the homeless
People going about their daily life and walking down the street can’t even recognize their own family members, even if they are dressed up as homeless people.
This shows that people don’t think much of homeless people, because they probably don’t want to get involved. I feel guilty admitting this, but I’ve done similar things. Not that I have seen lots of homeless people on the street, but when I do, I sometimes give them a quick look and the just walk on. This is where we need to improve, so instead of ignoring them, just try to do anything that might help them. It will make a difference. (People ignore family members dressed as homeless).
Things Not Seen
In the real world, with invisible populations, they don’t mean literally invisible, but Bobby, the main character, is really invisible. This is different than the other two sources but not as much as you would think, because the nation’s homeless are sometimes just as invisible as Bobby is.
But they weren’t always that way. Once they started living out on the streets, they faded and faded until no one paid them any attention. In Bobby’s case, he tried to avoid attention, but the effects on his feelings were the same. He didn’t like the thought of never getting back and never being realized by anyone. I’m sure that people that are living on the street feel that all the time, except they can see themselves.
What does all this mean?
Clements, Andrew. Things Not Seen. New York: Philomel, 2002. Print.
"Giving to the Homeless." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 31 May 2015.
"People Walk Past Loved Ones Disguised As Homeless On The Street Social Experiment." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 28 May 2015.