3540 Limestone St.
December 10, 1998
To the Editor:
I like the comic section of the Bloomington News very much, but lately I have become upset with the comic strip "Street Smart." In the last few days, "Street Smart" has been making fun of homeless people.
I dont think being homeless is funny. In fact, its a human rights violation. Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says
Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care .
I think the cartoonist, Marcia Chapman, is very inconsiderate to make fun of homeless people. I dont find it the least bit amusing or entertaining. The problem of the homeless is serious and these people have a right to be helped.