In Newark, we can give dignity and respect to those without homes | Opinion

By Ras J. Baraka and Sakinah Hoyte In the past few weeks, the city of Newark has launched three major initiatives to help people without permanent addresses, each guided by the values that every human being is entitled to dignity, respect, and a safe place to rest. This, of course, is easy to say but much harder to do. As we search our own souls and ask how we view the homeless, the answer may not include “with dignity or respect.” As many of us walk or drive past them daily with little to no acknowledgment because they cause us feelings of discomfort. These feelings of discomfort are often re…

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