Monday, November 25, 2013

Unconscious Injustice



"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not themselves" - Abraham Lincoln   

There are cotton fields all over the world, and the workers are forced to glean under harsh treatment. Picking cotton on hot summer days with very few (if any) breaks. Many workers have no other option, but to spend their days there simply trying to earn money to feed their families. They work hard and long days, for a small amount of money. 

They have no hope of ever getting free. 

After their long day, they come home, only to suffer headaches and stomachaches from breathing in the pesticides all day ... only to have to return to the fields the next day. Many families face sickness and other health issues, but most of them can't afford to receive medical care.  

We have all allowed this to happen without even knowing about it. The clothes we wear, and the things we buy make way for more injustice. 

We have the power to help change this, simply by taking our income and spending it wisely. 



2 comments:

Mili said...

Such a travesty :( Hopefully as consumers we are able to convince larger companies to improve working conditions

Mili from Call me, Maeby

Nilu Yuleena Thapa said...

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