Human Trafficking/Slavery in Africa
By: Ashley Grizzard
Purpose of Project
Human slavery and trafficking is one of the difficult issues that we must not ignore. In modern day Africa, we need to work together not only as a nation but as a world to end this social injustice.
Modern Day "Mockingbirds"
Men in these countries are destroying the innocence of those taken into slavery and trafficking against their will. The fact that injustices like these still exist in our time is sickening.
Social Context: "The Disease"
In To Kill A Mockingbird, people are infected with Maycomb's "usual disease" which is basically racism. Much of the novel is about how an innocent black man is accused of raping a white girl, and most of the white part of town is against him, therefore, they show their sense of racism. The dog Tim Johnson symbolizes the white folks or racists in the town of Maycomb.
The key issues in human trafficking and slavery is that the human life of one another isn't being valued, let alone cared for at all. Children are being taken from their homes as young as 7 years old, and are forced into harsh labor for the rest of their lives. The "diseases" being embedded in human trafficking is that people begin to think that those weaker or more vulnerable than them have no "life worth". Although most Americans are sickened by the idea of human trafficking, we do still play a role in it. We are educating people on the injustice, the government is creating stricter penalties for it, but we do play a negative role in the injustice as well. The new creations of technology make it easier for human traffickers to communicate with one another, and find more "mockingbirds" or victims.
Becoming Atticus Finch