The Privilege of Righteous Indignation

A fire survivor has been carrying around a relief check for a couple weeks. It can’t be cashed because her ID burned in the fire, and it is taking weeks into months to get a replacement. Meanwhile, she can’t pay her car insurance or pick up meds for herself and her kids. She spends her time waiting at the laundromat, on the phone with Red Cross trying to find shelter for a friend, and working nights cleaning office buildings for cash to buy food.

I went with her to two banks today looking for solutions to cash her much needed check. Thankfully, a few…