Tag Archives: Slavery
This woman got much more than she was bargaining for when she bought her Halloween make-up. She got a poorly made product and a big pile of guilt to compliment it.
Tucked in between two novelty headstones that she had purchased at Kmart, she found what appeared to be a letter from the Chinese laborer, who had made the decoration,pleading for help.
Modern slavery doesn’t stop at sweat shops and sex-slavery; in fact, this man had his own group of grown men that acted as his ‘serfs.’
They tended to be recruited at shelters for the homeless or on the streets and were often given promises of housing, food and payment.
Prosecutors allege William Connors, 52, his wife Mary, 48, their sons John, 29, and James, 20, and their son-in-law Miles Connors, 23, were the ‘bosses’ who ran the enterprise.
The defendants all deny charges of conspiracy to hold another person in servitude and conspiracy to require a person to carry out forced or compulsory labour.
Slavery has been outlawed for most of us, as long as we aren’t in prison.
Finbar McGarry was a graduate student at the University of Vermont in December 2008 when he was arrested for allegedly firing a gun in his home and threatening to kill his family and an official at the university, where he had recently lost his job.
Poetry, which is like ancient Latin for homosexuals, is still being taught despite it being linked to suicide over years of research I’m too lazy to make up. This poor student was humiliated while reading a poem when he was directed to read the poem like he had just had a whip cracked behind him or a grape soda cracked in front of him.
Jordan Shumate, a ninth-grader at George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church, Va., told the Washington Post that he was reading Hughes’ “Ballad of the Landlord” when the English teacher interrupted him.
“She told me, ‘Blacker, Jordan. C’mon, blacker. I thought you were black,’” Shumate told the Post. The 14-year-old student claimed that when he refused to continue reading the poem, the teacher read it herself, apparently to demonstrate the style of speaking she meant.