When most people hear the word slavery they think of the past. It is a word that brings up visions of the terrible wrongs committed against a variety of peoples throughout the history of the world. From studying the pyramids of ancient Egypt to learning about the history of colonial America, slavery is something that is almost always talked about in the past tense.
What most people don’t realize is that slavery is alive and flourishing even today. And I’m not talking about something that is happening in third world countries. Slavery is, at this very moment in time, a world wide problem that is thriving in every single country the world over, even here in the modern super power nation of the U.S.A.