Yale graduate and former Wall Street banker is now homeless

Dipublikasikan tanggal 17 Sep 2019
CNN's Dan Simon speaks with Shawn Pleasants, a Yale graduate and former Wall Street banker and entrepreneur who is now part of the country's homeless population living in California.
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  • Sounds like a personal problem. If thousands of middles class workers managed to survive the 2008 crash while the architects of the crash couldn't than they deserve to be in those horrendous condition . If you managed to be become homeless after working in an insanely lucrative career you wasted your entire education and learned absolutely nothing

  • Get you a job at any warehouse humble yourself your never too good for any job

  • Goes to college to better himself. Classes require long hours. Ends up getting prescribed amphetamines. Job out of college ups his prescription. One bad investment and he’s on the street using “meth” to deal with the habits he acquired in college.

  • Here. The solution. They have a place in this world. Most of these ppl are minimalists. They just want to be alive in this great city. They don’t need a “home”. 🌎 is their home. Think outside of your 🔳.

    • Have them recycle ? And build art? I love their art.

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  • Be a slave to money, you will. Or help these people

  • Isn’t earth our home?

  • Guys. Intelligence is not necessarily something you can memorize. Drug users are often times extremely sensitive.

  • I personally met rehabilitated ex-meth users. One young man stopped cold turkey from the birth of his baby daughter. Others got their healings from new relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. There's hope for the man.

  • Drugs=self medication to cope. Family refusal=indicates some deep issues, shame, abuse, or lack of trust. Black&LGBT=A complete lack of community support and tons of judgment. Intellectual capacity=a God given gift that is still permeating.

  • HOMELESS and being rich us EVIL"! GOD WILL CONDONE THOSE THAT KEEP PEOPLE DOWNTRODDEN"! LORD THE PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA"! It's WRONG!

  • Cracking down on them is the solution. And enacting laws to make it illegal is the solution. Alcohol is the problem. Why would he refuse help from family. CNN I’m afraid isn’t telling the whole truth. 😀😀

  • 02:12 ...and married to another homeless man.. wait wait wait. WHAT???

  • Context clues people for those passing judgement. 10 years ago financial/ mortgage crisis hit the US from 2006 to 2008 and didn't stabilize until 2014. The biggest losers homeowners who were already under water, smaller financial institutions (bye Wachovia, Countrywide etc.) And its employees, investment bankers, mortgage insurance companies and their employees, subprime loans account holders, stockholders and stockmarket bankers. During this period bankruptcy filing rose by 134%, white collar and theft related crimes rose by 37%, suicide rates rose 23%, alcohol and/or substance abuse rose by 44%, homelessness rose by 23%, foreclosures rose as high as 51% in certain states but rent increased gradually in that period by 87% in certain states, prescription medications dispensing rose to over 104%. This was not by mistake! While the financial industy and those linked to it drowned, property management companies profited because people have to live somewhere and if they lose their house they only have 3 to 4 options: move in with other family or friends, rent an apartment, go into a shelter or homelessness. Depression, anxiety, fear led normally law abiding citizens to committing crimes, abuse of alcohol. The other profiteers of the financial crisis is big Pharma! The Opioid crisis was birth from the financial crisis, people. The problem is the amount of prescription medication dispensed never stabilized in 2014 like everything else, it increased affecting predominantly middleclass and higher socioeconomic groups. Do you know what the first drug people run to when they can no longer have access to prescription meds? Ding, Ding.... meth and heroin! Scientifically, meth, heroin and cocaine are the most addictive drugs and the most difficult to recover from. So I say all of that to say... yale graduate, successful stockbroker can be a homeless, meth addict with a snap of finger in the US. His family willing to help him is great, but the urge, desire and mental, emotional attachment to feel the high from meth is more desirable, sadly. So stop passing judgement. We are heading for another financial crisis.... and I guarantee skid row is going to increase in population, pray it's not you and get your finances in order.

  • 350k condo 2 bedrm 700 square feet in the hood get real!!

  • Didn’t know I had to go to Yale to get a job at Applebees washing dishes...

  • Nothing complicated. People have a choice they can clean them self up and get a better life. Stop justifying their actions. He had a degree well he messed it up his family will tastify to that. It is life!

  • Bruh why should I care... Uses meth regularly??? Fuck dude you could atleast be rentong a hotel to sleep and be looking for a job instead of looking for your next fix you fucken junkie. With that weak mindset of his he's gonna stay homeless and with less teeth 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Meanwhile a house in Compton costs $300,000-$500,000. There's a small ass house that's literally the size a garage in San Francisco or San Diego that costs $600,000... It recently sold for $950,000.

  • LA is a shithole

  • Come on people. PLEASE HELP ME!

  • I dont care what happened that made them homeless. I want to make sure that these people are an important part of society again and help them realize their worth to the world.

  • Does he have a Go fund me account?

  • He is a meth user....that explains how he ended up losing everything.

  • Education is not a "Promise" of a job.

  • Very sad but mental health and drug use are the main causes of homelessness. If they don’t go to a shelter they can’t get any help even though it’s not much. Most don’t want help. I don’t think the taxpayers should have to suffer for that.

  • Dude admired to using meth. Lol Come on. Can't help dope fiends Help the lady who can't afford food or clothes or housing for her children

  • okay but Shawn doesn’t have to be homeless. He has a computer and phone, we live in a digital age he should be able to apply for jobs/start a business etc. He has a college degree, from Yale of all places. He has work experience, on Wall Street. He has family members who want to help him but he refuses the help. He admits to drug use so I feel he is choosing this life. Doesn’t make his living situation right or justified but he has a choice and he has been making it for 6 years!

  • Greed and Speed kills 🇺🇸

  • Homelessness is a serious situation in America, cost of living is way too high for everybody to live comfortably.

  • Couldn’t he find a new job if he graduated from Yale

  • Truly sad ...

  • This is California's fault. Sure trump is a dumbass but how can a state that pays more taxes for any other state, rarely has a solution for anything. Texas should be the gold standard. We live like kings while also showing that southern hospitality to our homeless brethren.

  • They should elaborate on why this happened to him instead of sensationalising the fact that he is a yale graduate and homeless. Like were drugs involved? Mental illness? What happened to his eye? You don't just become homeless out of nowhere. Ok so he is a 'regular meth user'.

  • Nothing to see here, he's just a guy that likes being homeless and doing meth

  • Destroy that big facility and build houses for homeless

  • bull...one can always move to an area that is cheaper, but this is about choosing the availability of drugs over being a decent human being

  • Stupid junkie

  • 2:53 That got to me man I hope he dose better soon 🙂

  • These comments are fucking crazy... Some real assholes saying some real stupid shit. This Yale graduate, Wall Street Banker has one particular flaw. He's Black. He was never meant to do or be any of those things. He was meant to be in the position that he's in now from the very beginning. The fact that he wasn't and that he was lucky enough to spend those years engaging in a life he had no business being a part of should bring this man as well as all of us pause. He had a good run, some would say too good. Now, the social order has restored the balance. Hopefully he can realize this and move on. He would be happier if he moved on out to Venice and lived closer to the beach. I know it's probably a hassle moving his box and 10 year old laptop, especially with the terrible public transportation in the LA metropolitan area, however that little bit of effort might make a difference on his negative outlook.

  • Bro stfu move out of that state and get a job you will be fine just trying to make excuses and have people feel bad for u. I don’t have a degree and I lived fine I moved away from cali and best decision ever cuz now I’m stable and focusing on building my future fuck this click bait sad man bs story Fr fr

  • People get surprised that Homeless people had lives before they were homeless they're normal people just like me and you

  • I'm surprised at how they showed compassion and humanized this guy in their reporting.

  • This world is soo messed up

  • More affordable housing will make more

  • Choices, choices, choices, choices, drive, determination, God first, never give up!

  • I would never live in California LMFAO

  • Lmfao that thumbnail was epic

  • Keep voting democrat people- this is the result... All you have to do is look across each state thats run by democrats, and you'll see their policies DO NOT WORK (it doesn't create opportunities or wealth. All it does is drive up cost, and TAX the hell out of you. Meanwhile the democratic politicians are getting RICH by suppressing people)... Now that the democratic party has shifted from moderate > extreme left (socialism/communism, it will only get worse).... #walkaway - id-tv.org/ch/UCDb4InP9mRZR9oogD1b2dOQ

  • Misleading... he's CHOOSING to be homeless; refusing help from his family... & he obviously possesses the intellect to succeed

  • How can all of you feel bad for a guy who regularly using meth and is homeless because of it

  • Everyone in this comments section wants to be self-sufficient. So why are you blaming him for refusing handouts from his family? He's no different than anyone, he just wants affordable housing. Is that too much to ask? *He doesn't want to be a charity case.* Stop acting like you wouldn't want the same.

  • Lol they always mention affordable housing when we know that the real issue is drugs.

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  • Israel steals billions each year from American taxpayers in “aid” and America crumples

  • A stellar example of Americans fake dreams😌

  • Feel bad for you brother wish i could help

  • Gay homeless.

  • he trusted white people

  • No one can take his education away from him, but I think it's really the meth that didn't allow him to bounce back fully. Introducing drugs in such delicate situations accomplishes nothing for the individual.

  • Education is a scam...dropouts make more money than so called skilless graduate