Human Trafficking: Not Just a Third-World Issue

Recently, I’ve heard people using a phrase that goes something like this, “Oh, my refrigerator is so full I can’t close it, #firstworldproblem.” In other words, only certain parts of the world have certain issues.

If I asked the average American to name three countries where slavery still exists today, chances are I would receive a blank stare, or at most, a list of a few poor, third-world countries (or continents) that come to mind.

The United States probably would not make the list.

And yet, millions and millions of dollars are made through the selling and buying of human beings, right here in first-world USA.

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