Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery

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According the World of Work magazine, “The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally.” Before the civil war and the thirteenth amendment, slavery was extremely intense for people of color; you could be thrown in jail simply because you had a skin pigments. Throughout the years of the abolishment of slavery, human trafficking has occurred. Human trafficking should be abolished and taken action to. According to the United States Office on Drugs and Crime, “If any person-whatever the gender, whatever the age- is brought somewhere against his or her will, or without full information… it is already human trafficking.” The articles “Slavery in the Fields” and “Guests” each use a …show more content…

In today's society there are different forms of trafficking. Men, women, young, old, white, black, brown, blue eyed, or green eyed humans are trafficked everyday for different purposes. Labor trafficking is defined as using force, fraud, or coercion to recruit, harbor, transport, obtain, or employ a person for work or services in involuntary servitude, debt bondage, or slavery. According to the article “Human Trafficking “Sex trafficking is being involved in commercial sec acts induced by force, fraud, or coercion; in which the person performing the act is under 18. In today’s society, Slavery is the typical concept of treating someone with color as personal property. Slavery involves buying, selling, and trading individuals for labor mostly farm work or construction.” People of color have been discriminated against and have been murdered for incidence as simple as whistling at a white women, such as Emmett Till.
Although these stories are similar, their facts are not. In the article “Slavery in the Fields”, by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter, the authors talk about a young man from Hidalgo, Mexico who was struggling to make a living for him and his family. Hungry for money, Antonio Martinez was promised to be illegally imported into the United States to allegedly start a construction job in California. This article was published in the book Rereading America: Cultural Contexts For Critical Thinking and Writing. The stories brief message gave a true image of what it was like to be African American in the

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