The New American Slavery: Invited To The U.S., Foreign Workers Find A Nightmare
The H-2 visa program invites foreign workers to do some of the most menial labor in America. Then it leaves them at the mercy of their employers. Thousands of these workers have been abused — deprived of their fair pay, imprisoned, starved, beaten, raped, and threatened with deportation if they dare complain. And the government says it can do little to help. A BuzzFeed News investigation.
Adidas Pulls Shackle Shoe After Slavery Comparisons
Adidas has announced it will not release the JS Roundhouse Mid, after critics pointed out that its ankle shackles recalled the days of slavery. The company said, however, that any association with slavery was unintentional, and designer Jeremy Scott was actually inspired by a toy called My Pet Monster.
Slavery Questions Placed In 3rd Grade Homework
Several parents were helping their kids with math homework when they came across slavery references completely out of context with the assignment. School officials at Beaver Ridge Elementary in Norcross, Georgia, said in the future they will work with teachers to come up with more appropriate questions. However, no word on the teacher who created the exam.
"Slavery: The Game" Faked For A Cause
That cause being
raising awareness marketing. Realistic enough that even Buzzfeeders bought into the hype, it turns out to be a controversial campaign to funnel viewers to a new show on NTR (the Dutch equivalent of PBS) about the horrors of both old and modern slavery.
The Greatest Hits From Michele Bachmann's Marriage Vow
Excerpts from the document signed by Michele Bachmann that's drawing allegations of racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-Islamic sentiment and general cuckoo bananas whackadoodie. It's a pledge from a conservative advocacy group out of Iowa called The Family Leader--affiliated with Focus on the Family--asking Republican presidential candidates to denounce single parents, women in combat and anything with even the faintest whiff of gay. Oh, and it seems to be wistful for the days of slavery. If none of that frightens you, it also essentially calls for a ban of all pornography. Michele Bachmann was the first of the GOP field to apply her Hancock. Here are some select passages from The Marriage Vow, along with photos of its earliest and most enthusiastic signatory.