human trafficking or slavery: do our words MATTER?

by jessica pittman, co-director

The Central Valley Justice Coalition has had some thought provoking discussions about this in the past (such as last week!) and this article addresses a few of many terms that we must choose to use or not use depending on the context.  Should we describe victims of human trafficking as slaves? Modern day slaves? What justifies this language choice, and are we thinking at all about how it influences people who hear it? How does it influence the people it describes?

Check out this blog as the author reflects on these questions as well, and post either here or there…and maybe we can all just think. about. our. words.

What do YOU think?

(please note, the blog we have referenced does not necessarily reflect the views of CVJC)

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