This is a photo I took today of a young white man limping around on the side of the road here in Austin TX. with a cardboard sign asking for money. His sign reads "Back from Afghanistan last week. Even 1 dollar will help me".
Currently the heat index is over 100 degrees. I see white men all over this city doing this. Most of them are middle aged, and many are veterans, but this guy so far is the youngest one I've seen. I'm guessing he has a limp due to an injury overseas while in combat. The light turned green before I had a chance to talk to him or give him any cash.
He probably doesn't even know it, but those overpasses he's standing under were just completed 6 months ago, and the entire crew was Mexican! If more white people would open their eyes and see who's standing right in front of them begging for our help maybe we could really do something.