You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.— William Wilberforce
Skyrocket Modern Slavery quotations
I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.
Nothing happens just because we are aware of modern day slavery, but nothing will ever happen until we are.
The private control of credit is the modern form of slavery.
Black-and-white always looks modern, whatever that word means.
Not since the days of slavery have there been so many people who feel entitled to what other people have produced as there are in the modern welfare state, whether in Western Europe or on this side of the Atlantic.
Wars in old times were made to get slaves. The modern implement of imposing slavery is debt.
The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing.
The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight-of-hand that was ever invented.
What if every church in America had a ministry to stand against modern slavery?
Modern capitalist nations are the fruit of a history of slavery, genocide, violence and exploitation every bit as abhorrent as Mao's China or Stalin's Soviet Union.
Under chattel slavery and feudalism, exploitation was concrete and personalized in the producer's relationship with his master. The slave and peasant knew exactly who was screwing them. The modern worker, on the other hand, feels a pounding sensation, but has only a vague idea where it is coming from.
People-trafficking is modern day slavery.
There are more slaves today than there were at the height of the slave trade.
It's modern-day slavery.
I am confident that we will one day end the scourge of modern slavery, because I believe in those committed to this issue.
Modern technique has made it possible for leisure, within limits, to be not the prerogative of small privileged classes, but a right evenly distributed throughout the community. The morality of work is the morality of slaves, and the modern world has no need of slavery.
For the Afro-American in the 1920's being a 'New Negro' was being 'Modern'.
And being an 'New Negro' meant, largely, not being an 'Old Negro', disassociating oneself from the symbols and legacy of slavery - being urbane, assertive militant.
The main challenge Not For Sale is big and it is modern day slavery, which is a $32billion dollar industry second to the illegal trade of drugs and arms.
Slavery in the modern world implies the absolute deprivation of the individual's liberty, while possession of weapons and mastery of their use are means to the individual's liberation. We do not perceive how a man may be armed and at the same time bereft of his freedom.
The tools to crush modern slavery exist, but the political will is lacking.
Modern slavery - be it bonded labor, involuntary servitude, or sexual slavery - is a crime and cannot be tolerated in any culture, community, or country ... [It] is an affront to our values and our commitment to human rights.
The morality of work is the morality of slaves, and the modern world has no need of slavery.
One out of every eight prisoners in the world is an African American.
We are warehousing people as a profit to shareholders or for benefits to communities that get to host federal prisons. It is modern slavery.
Your ancestors dragged these black people from their homes by force;
and in the white man's quest for wealth and an easy life they have been ruthlessly suppressed and exploited, degraded into slavery. The modern prejudice against Negroes is the result of the desire to maintain this unworthy condition.
When you have somebody that's smart and you're not so smart, to me that's modern day slavery because you're being dictated to.
From the standpoint of modern political science the slave holders were right in declaring that liberty can be given only to those who have political capacity enough to use it, and they were also right in maintaining that two greatly unequal races cannot exist side by side on terms of perfect equality.
Whatever Lincoln's racial views, which are not totally modern and egalitarian in many ways, he believes blacks should have this natural right to improve their condition in life and slavery denies that to them.
There might be some sinister modern form of slavery going on.
I went to Thailand and built a village for 27 rescued children and this is where my passion to help prevent modern day slavery came from.
Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings, mainly for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor. In short, it's modern day slavery.
There are three ways in which a man becomes a slave.
He may be born into slavery, or forced into it, or he can deliberately accept his servitude. All three forms flourish in the modern world. Men are born and forced into slavery in Russia and her satellites states. Men in the free world invite slavery when they ask the government to provide complete security, when they surrender their freedom to the "Welfare State."
As I often say, we have come a long way from the days of slavery, but in 2014, discrimination and inequality still saturate our society in modern ways. Though racism may be less blatant now in many cases, its existence is undeniable.
Above all I ask leaders and legislators and the entire international community above all to confront the reality of those who have been displaced by force, with effective projects and new approaches in order to protect their dignity, to improve the quality of their life and to face the challenges that are emerging from modern forms of persecution, oppression and slavery.