My English 12 Capston

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Nichele Rivera English 12 Prof. McPherson 6/1/15 My Melting Pot Growing up in America has been one of the most unexpected and surreal experiences. I am only twenty three years old but being from the Big Apple, New York and being raised by single parent, nothing in my life has ever been a walk in the park. I am considered a minority because I am Puerto Rican and African American and it has always been tough for me living in such an urban area. Not having the best financial status is what made thing even harder. My mother had to struggle to make ends meet for me, but we made it and are still making it. I have always seen my neighbors, friends, and family also experience the same hardships as me. Many of the people I know had to fight to…show more content…
Recently I learned about human trafficking and it is where organized criminals smuggle immigrants in and out of different countries for, sex, drugs, forced labor, and people even volunteer themselves to gain legal documentation. Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar industry and criminals profit from the exploitation of others. The facts are vulnerable people are trafficked in the commercial sex trade and labor industry every day in America. In 2014, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline received multiple reports of human trafficking cases in each of the 50 states and D.C. say “Our economies are affected by increasing unemployment and the number of working poor.” Human trafficking impacts people of all backgrounds. Men and boys are trafficked into hard labor jobs, and labor positions in textile, agriculture and fishing industries. Women and girls are trafficked into the commercial sex industry, prostitution or other forms of sexual exploitation and even drugs. These cultures of immigrants have molded our world in so many ways. The cultures of America has shaped the world as well. When you are born in this country, you have to learn to be tough and strong and learn to survive no matter the cost. Even through a heinous act like human trafficking. No place ever stays the same as it was and the only way to survive in America is to be able to adapt to cultural growth. America, in many ways has set an example

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