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The Instagram Slave Market

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The Instagram Slave Market

With so much discussion in America regarding the aftermath of slavery, we surprisingly tend to be reasonably passive as a society about current forms of human marketplaces. Take, for example, Kuwait, where 9 out of 10 households have a “domestic worker.” Most workers come from the poorest countries in the world. “4Sale,” an actual slave marketplace app, features pitches such as "African worker, clean and smiling" and "Nepalese who doesn’t dare to ask for a day off.” Most vendors advocated confiscating women's passports.     In the majority of circumstances in the Gulf, workers are brought into the country by...

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