Opinion Columns & Blogs

September 25, 2013

MEEKS: Let’s stop robbing the poor

I heard this story a few days ago while co-leading a dismantling racism workshop. The storyteller was walking in downtown Atlanta when he came upon a homeless woman asleep on the street. He stopped for a minute to observe the woman and realized that some kind person had left a $20 bill tucked underneath the article of clothing that she was using for a pillow. As he stood reflecting upon the woman, her situation and the unknown gift giver, three women, who appeared to be out on the town that night, came upon the woman. They quickly took her $20 bill while proclaiming they could have a drink or two with it.

Related content