I was stunned at the ignorance of Jack Wagner’s letter (Herald, Sept. 12). I worked with homeless and destitute people in the inner city of San Antonio for several years. Levi Strauss closed a plant overnight and left more than 3,000 people without jobs, put a chain on the door and moved to Mexico.
Not only did these people not have ID cards, they had no phones, no cars, no TVs and wore no underwear and some of them had lived in the shadow of the interstate all their lives and had never ridden in a car on it. They walked where they needed to go and helped each other. They loved and were very appreciative of everything they had and were willing to share it with someone worse off. They worked as cooks and maids for minimum wage and provided services in restaurants, hotels and day labor for anyone who wanted to drive by to pick them up for the day. They went to church and voted in elections.
They were the nicest people I have every worked with. Wagner could learn a little humility by volunteering as a community organizer in an inner city. It might open his closed eyes and grow him a heart.