Slavery And Chocolate: The Dark Side Of Chocolate

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Slavery and chocolate: Most people don’t realize that these two subjects have been associated with each other longer than the United States has been a country. Slavery has been known to be associated with the makings of chocolate for not a usual amount of time now. Huge chocolate companies like Nestle, Hershey’s, etc. prefer child labor to make their chocolate, and not many people know that. Not many chocolate companies fancy Fair Trade (Fair Trade chocolate means that the plantations harvest cocoa with child labor, but the companies pay the farmers to supply the children with education, food, money, and clothes to at least give them a satisfactory life). The history of slavery and chocolate has been happening for quite a while now, and it hasn’t stopped. Chocolate and slavery have not had a cut between them yet since now in modern times the majority of people …show more content…
For centuries there have been legal fights against slavery to abolish it, unfortunately, slavery still lives on today because the fights to stop slavery have failed. Therefore, slavery continues. According to the text, The Dark Side of Chocolate, “In a previous guest lecture, Kellie Carter Jackson, Harvard College Fellow in African and African American Studies, had told the class that the connection between chocolate and slavery extended even beyond cacao, all the way back to slaves working on sugar plantations as early as the late 1600s,” (Doody). This quote reveals that since the 1600s, slavery has occurred for close to 500 years. Unfortunately, people have not been able to end slavery on

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