The Beauty Within: Helping the Poor Often Means Looking Past an Ugly Exterior

August 12, 2014 4:06 PM

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The Beauty Within: Helping the Poor Often Means Looking Past an Ugly Exterior

Recently a friend sent me one of those broadcast emails with the sarcastic subject line "Detroit is Making a Comeback." The message contained nine photos presumably taken in Motor City. None was flattering. They showed business signs with misspellings and grammar mistakes like "We open" and "Closed--Out of Meet." Some were offensive: a fat woman with the words "Child Support" tattooed across her buttocks, a second woman wearing large earrings that said "Trust No Bitch."

There were more, but I'll spare you the details. A comment introducing the pictures read, "Corrupt politics, handouts, and dysfunctional family units will get you this in a short while."

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