Many homeless people are generalized as druggies or alcoholics when that is not always the case. She has class consciousness. She may not receive help because of people thinking like this. How can we assume this is the case?
Everyday we walk or drive past homeless on the streets. This is an example of poverty and social stratification in our own country. Most homeless are in a constant cycle of poverty, and are not afforded the opportunity to progress by the elite class.