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Homeless Vermin?

story © Michael Betancourt | published March 22, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  



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This billboard is planted next to a major intersection here in Savannah, Georgia. What I find disturbing about it is the close relationship it has to a nearby (1 block away) highway on ramp/overpass where you can see people holding up very similar signs to what we see in this ad.

What is particularly despicable about this piece is the subtext: that homeless humans are also vermin. If I were living somewhere else, I might think this did not have social Darwinist overtones; however, I'm not living in such a place...






 
 

 
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