Take a look at the following two (2) images and understand that the Courts have held both are protected Free Speech, under certain conditions (eg., non-aggressive, not impeding traffic or threat to public safety and/or infringing on the rights of others).
(Source: National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty)
(Source: The American Prospect)
(Source: cockroach people)
Now look at the attached alternate image of the exact same situation but with people from different ethic backgrounds in a little different environment.
Consultants (Day Laborers) vs Homeless (Panhandler)
Note: We have no evidence that the Day Laborers and/or Consultants avoid taxes. Same is true for the people panhandling for Starbucks, Weed or just looking for free money (still income). We just do not know what they do at the end of the year.
Now the Situation
You have $100 in a special fund at the end of the month that will be taken away, if not used (like a Flex-Spending Account). It is use it or lose it time. How would you spend the $100 if the fund can only be used in one of the four manners (based on the images):
- Help a White Guy buy weed and Starbucks
- Hire an Hispanic Worker to remove Diapers from your house
- Give the money to a Hispanic Homeless
- Hire White Workers to design an Adult Baby Crib
Feel free to change the items to be completed around but the intent is still the same.
Some items to discuss and review:
Why would you select one item over the other?
Did we discriminate in making our selection?
Is there a difference between the White and Hispanic Guy seeking free money?
Is there a difference between the White and Hispanic Laborers seeking to work for their money?
Are we assuming the Whites or the Hispanics are legal residents?