These places are where you see the ladies of the night walking the street, and the people pushing their shopping carts loaded with their belongings. These places are where you the depressed, sad, and lonely faces as you hear people talking to themselves as if they have an imaginary friend right beside them. These places are where the buildings are boarded up with iron bars protecting them from those struggling to survive in this life.
Yet, at the same time, it is not uncommon to see the wealth of our society and even the not so wealthy drive past these areas, as if they are in a hurry. It is not uncommon to see people so accustomed to these things around them, that I doubt most are aware it exists any longer. Of course, you never see the local or national politicians come through these areas asking for votes. You don't see the charity drives taking place here, nor do you see businessman recruiting these people for jobs.