The Consumption of Modern-Day Slavery

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Term paper The Consumption of Modern-day Slavery The consumption of modern-day slavery is not much different than the consumption of slavery before the American Civil War. Therefore, it is not new. Most people, especially those in the United States of America, believed that after the Civil Rights Act was signed into law in 1964 that slavery was finally over. After the American Civil War people simply witnessed one of the many mutations of slavery. Slavery continuously mutates and re-emerges because it is one of the cornerstones of capitalist ideology. Slavery is still present in the United States of America. Unfortunately, slavery is thriving internationally as well. The purpose of this paper is to expose modern-day slavery. Furthermore, we will look at a puzzling situation with United States military servicemen one of the motivating forces which allow the enslavement of women. Finally, yet most importantly, we will expose exactly who the benefactors of modern-day slavery are both directly and indirectly. Bales (2005) elaborate on the fact that the global problem of slavery is not slavery itself; it is the ignorance of slavery's existence. He points out the fact that American history is a document that the world can view as a step-by-step demonstration of how slavery mutates and re-emerges, "In America that beast has been on the prowl for more than a hundred years and has evolved into new forms of discrimination, recrimination, and injustice" (Bales, 2005, p. 7). He elaborates on the struggles America has had with putting down the beast of slavery. Furthermore, he explains, "ensuring that that same sort of beast never grows up when slaves are freed today is a challenge for the whole world" (Bales, 2005, p. 7). One of the key factors in the ignorance of modern-day slavery today is the dissociation of smuggling, trafficking, and prostitution. These are the
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