Are there still slaves in the United States south? I know legally they can not have slaves,?
but read the definition of the word "slave" and think about the south
@KC: California is not considered part of the American South. Look it up in a history book, or even on wikipedia. Your answer made no sense, and you should not have even attempted to answer, because you are obviously retarded.
- Veto RLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
There are slaves in every region of the United States, including the South, North, Midwest and Southwest, Pacific Northwest and West.
The most common form of slavery, IMO, is sexual slavery where a woman is forced into prostitution. This is both an internal slave trade and an external slave trade, and sexual slavery includes minors and adult women as slaves. When you see a woman on the street trying to sell her body, or in many escort ads, you are frequently seeing a slave and pimps are their "owners". Pimps keep the women enslaved by financial control (even $500 an hour call girls, if they have a pimp, are required to give everything they make to their pimp. The pimp then gives the woman daily just enough to eat on and pay her living expenses, making her totally dependent on him for her every need.), violence (pimps regularly beat their girls to let them know who is in control. Pimps also beat their women if they do not make quota each night and most quotas mean she has to turn, aka sleep with, a large number of tricks each night.), drugs (not only is a woman hooked on drugs and without money easy to control, since she depends on the pimp for her drug money, but the additional shame of being an addict added to the prostitution makes it difficult for many women to seek help), shame (often the woman is asked if they really think their parents and friends are going to accept her back knowing that she is a common street hooker and a drug addict on top of that) and, paradoxically, the law. Pimps know that most law enforcement officers will treat the victim, the woman slave, as a lawbreaker, since prostitution is illegal in most areas of the country, and arrest her. And if law enforcement does believe the woman and goes after the pimp, by the time they get to the pimp, he is usually two or three states over and enslaving new women.
And then there is the immigrant sex slavery situation. The vast majority of Asian and "Oriental" massage parlors are little more than brothels using sex slaves. And these are found throughout the United States. A woman from a poor village in Asia is approached by slave traffickers. She is told that she is very beautiful and could model in the United States, or that there is good work for her in the United States. So she goes with the traffickers willingly and is smuggled into the U.S. When she gets here, she is placed in a small room and told she is going to have to pay back the price of bringing her to the U.S. by having sex with every man who comes through the doors. She doesn't have any money, nor is she allowed to have any money as all of her needs are taken care of by the brothel or massage parlor. She doesn't speak the language. She doesn't have a visa and is in the country illegally and told that American law enforcement agencies won't listen to her because she is an illegal immigrant. And she is doing an illegal act -- prostitution. She is frequently hooked to drugs, again as a source of control. And she really can't go back home. Not only does she not have any training in any job skill, but if she goes back home she faces several shames: she didn't make it big in the U.S., which she promised to do when she left, so she is a failure, she prostituted herself, and these cultures, like the United States, don't care why you were a prostitute, only that you were, and she is often a recovering drug addict. She is a slave in every since of the term.
And not all slavery is sexual slavery. There are a number of sweat shops throughout the United States, such as in New York and Los Angeles, that use mostly immigrant labor to turn out clothes, toys and other items. Again, immigrants are often chosen because they don't know who to turn to. They don't speak the language. They often don't have visas and are in the country illegally. And, the factory owners or the slavers threaten family members back home if they don't work and these immigrants believe, and sometimes know, that the slavers can hurt family members back home and the slave can't do anything about it.
So, in answer to your question -- yes, there are slaves in the American South, but the American South is not unique. Slavery exists in every section of the country and I would think you would find a higher percentage of slaves in cities like San Fransisco (think sexual slavery), Los Angeles (sexual slavery and sweat shops) and New York (sexual slavery and sweat shops) than you will in most areas of the South, which tend to be rural...
- Anonymous5 years ago
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Remember the golden rule--the guys with the gold make the rules. Guns help too. Reality and legality can be two different things. First, a history lesson--many people are so used to the way things work today that they don't realize that it hasn't always been that way. Under the Constitution prior to 1860, states had a lot more rights--our federal system gave the states a lot more leeway to determine their own laws. Many of the individual rights in the Bill of Rights were protections only against federal encroachment--if your state didn't have a right to bear arms in its constitution, the US Constitution only protected you from federal laws--a state could make any laws they wanted. It wasn't until the 16th gave everyone "equal protection under the law" that people began to think that the First Amendment's rights have any effect on state law at all. After all, most of your Constitutional Rights begin with "Congress shall pass no law..." or similar language. States had real rights before the civil war, not the scraps the fed didn't feel like dealing with. So, at the start of the war, states felt like they joined the US freely and could leave freely--I think the founders didn't want that to happen but believed it could. For the Civil War, the Union decided to fight against these states leaving, and gave rather weak reasoning. Since federally funded post offices, military bases, and so on were on the soil of South Carolina and other states who left the US, that the US has the right to fight to protect those interests and force the states to remain united. I know--it's a weak argument. If the seceding states had been rich enough to buy those things back from the US when they left, then the US would have had almost no right to stop them--but probably would have anyway. Today, I don't think a state should or could leave the US. If our system becomes too awful to work with, the states have one Constitutional escape clause--if 3/4 of the state legislatures decide that they want to scrap the Constitution and have a convention to write a new one, they could vote for that and start over that way. I don't think that a state deciding to leave the US would happen today, and if they did, I do think the federal government would try to prevent it, no matter which party is in charge.
- KristinLv 45 years ago
I don't know where to start? First let me address your, and probably many others, inaccurate version of history. The Civil War wasn't so much about slavery as it was the North not allowing new slave states into the Union. This was so the North would have the majority of the power. (unequal) There is more to it but I need to be brief. The US Constitution has no clause for secession but it's inherent writings throughout express the idea which was so basic they felt it not necessary to include. Examples- Declaration of Independence; When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. Bill of Rights- Amendment II A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Amendment X The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. ______________________________________... The "Union" was a voluntary alliance and with all voluntary associations leave the possibility of separation under a voluntary agreement. ______________________________________... That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. -so yes, States are "allowed" to secede.
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- 1 decade ago
Yes, there are illegally owned slaves all over the world, mostly sex slaves. It's actually San Francisco though, and not the South, that has the biggest operating slave trade in the US.
- .Lv 71 decade ago
No, there are no legally held slaves anywhere in the US.
YES, there ARE ILLEGALLY held slaves EVERYWHERE in the world. Including the south AND north of the US. And legal slaves still exist in many areas of the world.
- hotwheels122287Lv 71 decade ago
actually yes there are An estimated 12 - 27 million people are caught in one or another form of slavery. Between 600,000 and 800,000 are trafficked internationally, with as many as 17,500 people trafficked into the United States. Nearly three out of every four victims are women. Half of modern-day slaves are children.Source(s): http://www.freedomcenter.org/slavery-today/
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I fail to see your point. What state are you talking about. California is considered a state in part the south, Texas, Florida. But I will mention this when ever I visit Miami or LA.