So, rapper 21 Savage is actually a British national. Who knew? I’m betting its news to a lot of people now that he’s in an ICE detention center. He was arrested on Sunday. I don’t know much about immigration except that it’s complicated, and it seems extremely unfair – on both sides of the issue. … Continue reading 21 Savage: Rich, Black, and Foreign
I can’t imagine fleeing from my home in terror. Nor can I fathom being forced to acclimate to a completely new environment, feeling that the only way to provide for my family, to ensure my children’s survival, is to uproot them from all that’s familiar. That is an immigrant’s tale, a concept I can only … Continue reading DACA: Dreamers Deferred?
For as long as I can remember I’ve heard of something called the slave mentality. When my mother talked about it she meant the self-loathing attitudes black people learned during slavery and still perpetuate – now voluntarily – today.
But there are actually real, modern day slaves still in existence. They’re no longer physically in chains, but many are so tightly bound by desperate circumstances, their shackles may as well be real.
I read an article in Vice this week reporting that some 35.8 million people are enslaved around the planet, according to the 2014 Global Slavery Index, published in November. Some 8,300 of these people are in the UK, domestic migrant workers who leave their countries in search of a better life only to end up victims of systemic abuse and human trafficking. Continue reading “Modern day slavery includes domestic migrant workers in global workplaces #slavery #abuse”