Essay Fair Trade

1022 Words Oct 11th, 2014 5 Pages
The CIA estimated an average of 1,000,000 slaves just in America today. (10 Shocking...) A large portion of these cases go unnoticed by officials. There are slaves in American industries, the question is if we are going to do something about it. We have the opportunity to set captives free, let us take the chance, become informed, and inform others. This issue can’t go unnoticed any longer. Many of the slaves supporting American industry and business are the ones who make out every day products. Why are Wal-Mart’s prices better? And Costco’s items cheaper? The answer is simply because they don’t have to pay their workers, so they can charge the customer less. Wal-Mart, Costco, Kmart, Safeway, Target (Better World Shopper), and many …show more content…
Make sure that they are who they say they are, and if not, report it. (magcrew) Show a little kindness and ensure that those young people are not being mistreated or underpaid. By taking these little steps we can prevent more tragic stories like that one. “I’m no star, I’m just a whore, that’s all.” This astonishing comment was made by a young girl whose parents had sold her into sex slavery at the young age of 14. Her rescuer tried to tell her she was a rockstar and her reply was heartwrenching. Perhaps the worst form of slavery and the biggest tragedy is sex slavery. Sex slaves are sold for the pleasure of their masters and the profit of their virginity. This is the second largest industry in the world, second only to drug dealing. It is astonishingly common in America. It’s been estimated that about 14,500 to 17,500 slaves are trafficked in America today. (Trafficking and the U.S.) Most of the young women are sold to pimps and brothels by their boyfriends, parents, friends, or anyone who can get a hold of them. Where do we even start with making a difference in this area? The first step is just looking for it. Often slavery comes in the form of a provocative young girl walking along the street. Instead of enforcing the lies they already believe about themselves, ask them if they are okay. If they want a ride, or if they just want to talk. In porn industries, their main targets are slaves. Unwilling victims who are forced to offer the

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