As if slavery is not already bad enough, children are a majority of slaves. More than 200 million children are laborers, and 120 million are involved in dangerous labor. 73 million of these are younger than ten years old. They are involved in such work like factories creating cigarettes, toys, clothes, and more. There is a story about a woman named Sandra who wanted a maid to help with housework, so she traveled to a village in Mexico, where she met Maria, a 12-year-old girl who wanted a good education in life. Sandra promised Maria she would have that if she went back home with her, and Maria agreed. When they arrived, Maria was pepper sprayed, sexually assaulted with an object, and had objects broken over the top of her head. She would be chained to a pole while her time off, and left to dehydrate and starve. Thanks to a kind neighbor, Maria was saved and Sandra is now serving a life sentence. But just because slavery is illegal, it does not mean it is not existent anymore. The fact that this is happening to our youth means our government needs to take action and protect our youth, since after all our youth is the future of America.
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... exist, but since buying a slave is close to around $90, people would be saving a lot more money that way.
In conclusion, farm workers and slaves everywhere, varying from ages as young as 5, are being tricked into slavery. Slavery is the second top crime, and the government needs to use the best of its ability to stop it. It can be stopped if the government has an intervention, or if public awareness is spread. We all as people deserve to live an equal and fair life not chained up, abused, and degraded. It has been 396 years and to be the change we must stand up and make the world aware of what is actually happening. This world is very cruel place, and those who have suffered through this deserve justice. Most importantly, we need to save our youth affected by this since that is our future. It is up to the government to make this happen, and end labor slavery.
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