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Buy and Download Description By the end of 1993 New York City had its first Republican mayor in two decades, the Democrats had the White House, and I was finished with my employment as a research associate at the CTI project. Everything was changing, including the homeless crisis. There was talk of closing the Fort Washington Men's Shelter, media coverage of homeless issues was dropping by the day, and it suddenly seemed that everybody, including my employers, was trying to find new areas for research and funding. Some of my colleagues continued with homeless studies, but many realized that it was time to shift directions. Clinton's campaign the previous year had been filled with appeals to "Reagan Democrats." He publicly disrespected prominent African-American Democrat Jesse Jackson and interrupted his campaign to return to Arkansas for a showcase execution of retarded African American Ricky Ray Rector — none of "the usual suspects" in the Democratic Party had raised much protest in response to Clinton's premeditated attempts to marginalize the African American leadership of the Democratic Party. The combination of Clinton's fiscal conservatism as governor of Arkansas, the tremendous sway he seemed to have over the liberals and African Americans, and the weakness of the union movement after twelve years of assault did not bode well for welfare and other social support programs that depended on the support of these sectors. By the end of 1993 New York City had its first Republican mayor in two decades, the Democrats had the White House, and I was finished with my employment as a research associate at the CTI project. Everything was changing, including the homeless cr
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