To dismantle police brutality, San Francisco plans to launch a pilot program that dispatches community workers for low-level 911 calls involving people experiencing homelessness. Advocates believe that this will promote racial justice and spur economic growth.
Minority groups, especially African Americans, are more likely to experience homelessness than non-minority groups. This is in large part due to historical and continued structural racism. Acknowledging the lasting impact of systemic racism on current racial disparities in homelessness, is a vital first step in solving the homeless crisis.