Human Trafficking : Right Or Wrong?

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Human Trafficking: Right or Wrong?
The growing global human trafficking industry is valued at $31,600,000,000 per year, which makes it the second fastest criminal industry in the world. The topic of human trafficking is one that is not taken lightly anywhere in the world. It has been an issue for ages. Human trafficking can take on many forms within age, gender, or race. Human trafficking is the equivalence to modern day slavery and needs to be recognized as such by everyone if this serious problem is to be abolished. What exactly is human trafficking? Dictionary.com defines human trafficking as the illegal practice of procuring or trading in human beings for the purpose of prostitution, forced labor, or other forms of exploitation. Estimates place the number of domestic and international victims in the millions, mostly females and children enslaved in the commercial sex industry (Walker-Rodriguez and Hill). Many people want/have the thought of slavery, especially sex slavery, as being the innocent white girl who was taken by a person of color. Many times people like to point fingers at foreigners when a little white girl is taken. Sex slavery can happen to others besides the stereotypical African American or American. Making people think things like this makes it hard for people of color to even defend themselves (Doezema 44-45). In “Understanding the organization, operation, and victimization process of labor trafficking in the United States” by Owen et al., labor…
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