So many people like to think that slavery is over since the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, but the truth is so much more complicated. Not only could we argue that slavery still exists in the form of stagnant wages, prison abuse and the inequalities in the work place faced by people of color, but we also need to shine light on the human trafficking that occurs all over the world, which is also known as human trafficking. Human trafficking is something we like to believe happens far away from where we are, but in reality it's in our own backyards. This report highlights how it's happening where we least expect, in "developed countries" where it is technically illegal.
The truth is that slavery is extremely common, and it's likely that we all own things made by slaves. We may have even eaten things produced or picked by slaves. To stop slavery, we have to not only refuse to take part in it and source our purchases diligently, but hold those accountable for perpetuating the practice--which includes politicians and the police.
What do you think we can do to stop slavery from happening? Do you do anything on your own already?