Monday, 14 March 2011

How human trafficking can be a middle class crime

“Domestic servitude ... is humiliating, is a violation of people’s dignity and is deeply traumatising.”  along with other advocates against trafficking for forced labour, Jenny Moss, community advocate at Kalayaan speaks about some migrant domestic workers experiences on Euronews website

Bridget Anderson, a researcher at the University of Oxford’s Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, said the many middle class people who do not consider themselves racist speak of domestic workers in a different light. She read an example, the words of a piano teacher from London, speaking of domestic workers:

“They’re foreign and they’re illegal and they’re scared and timid and so they’re not going to take up space. They’re going to be very, very small and that is generally easier to live with than someone who feels that this is their home. They’re in really bad situations… They’re terrified.”

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