Slums of Joplin - Kansas City Bottoms

Homelessness in the American context is not new. It is a natural outcome for a profit-based society that allows social safety nets to slowly rot and disappear. It can be an "invisible" problem due to increasing societal and mental isolation and the erosion of community. Most of us simply do not want to see the homeless... if we do not see them, it is as if they do not exist.

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