When I started looking for a picture that goes along with my White Paper topic Human Trafficking, I was a little bit concerned with what I would find. Human Trafficking is a very serious and horrific crime committed and is considered modern day slavery. I believe the picture I found represents the underlying themes with Human Trafficking. Traffickers do not think about the human’s they sell as actually people, they are considered items. Each person is worth a different amount and that is all that the traffickers care about. The picture above only shows the persons hand, this makes them gender neutral because both men and women are affected by trafficking. Furthermore, the bar code represents what this person is…an item. The trafficker only focuses on how much they can get for the person, nothing else. Human Trafficking is about making unregulated money, not about protecting these people. People that are trafficked has no control, they are taken from families and sold as if they were an item in a convenience store.
The picture is from the Salvation Army Website.