Shockingly, The chocolate industry makes a total of eighty-billion dollars a year, and over ten million cocoa farmers depend on this for income. Surprisingly, this averages out to about eight thousand dollars a year. If you think about it, eight thousand dollars in not a lot of money per year, but in Africa the value different. The average income in Ivory Coast is about 1,400 dollars, therefore the workers have enough money to pay the children, for they are making just under 6 times the amount of an average worker in Ivory Coast. The children are not paid to work, but the man owning the plantation does.
The children of Ivorian farmers help out at their farm to cultivate cocoa beans, so some farmers do not see any wrong in using the labor of other children. Aside from the implicated farmers though, throughout Africa, the sight of children working is quite common and not necessarily seen negatively. In fact, the percentage of children between 5 to 14 years old in the work force is between 40-50%. Going to school is so expensive for many of them, that the only alternative left is to work. There are indeed some efforts to stop the use of child labour in Ivory Coast.
If our generation of adults are un-educated who knows what could happen. If you don't have any education you cannot have a good job which means just more people in slavery and that doesn't solve anything. An example of this is in the article (10 Horrifying Examples Of Modern-Day Child Slavery by Kristance Harlow) where children are sent to a "school" by their parents. There they beg for money on streets and at the end of the day they give the marabouts (masters) all the money they made and if it isn't enough, the penalties are harsh, from being chained in total isolation to violent beatings. These children never have a chance to succeed so later in life if they survive they will most likely be in
African American slaves are required to work nonstop throughout the day in order to avoid punishment. Child slaves in China also suffer from working long shifts and the lack of basic human necessities. In Sichuan factories, at least 500 children under sixteen years old work fourteen hour shifts (Fares). However, to make matters worse, a child who does not satisfy the expected labor expectations is “hit and slurred at,” and deprived of meals (Fares). Just like manufacturing companies in Asia that are compelled to use child slaves for mass production, slave masters from 18th century America also ignored slaves’ suffering caused by fatigue and hunger.
According to Barrette (1833) throughout the history of the British West Indies colonies, no other era had so many changes as post-emancipation decades. Within a period of a few years the entire economic system of these colonies was turned upside down. Post-emancipation led to problems in the sugar industry as the planters refuses to meet working conditions demanded by the ex-slaved persons. This resulted in the ex-slaves turning their backs on the plantation which they associated with slavery and cruelty which led to the planters could not find enough labourers to work the land and consequently had to cut production. This resulted in the loss of profit that forced them to sell sections of the land at inexpensive prices to the creoles who would
This cycle is proven in not only developing countries, but in the U.S as well. If you were to look at a community with high dropout rates you’d see lower socioeconomics and high crime rates. Except in Africa the problem is magnified, one of every three children never attend school; therefore, there is widespread illiteracy, poverty and crime. Because of it’s the terrible education system it creates a population of unskilled and unqualified workers. Simple jobs like nurses or electricians can’t be filled because no one has knowledge of those subject, which causes poor health care and infrastructure in the country.
Seventy two percent of the cocoa beans used by large chocolate companies come from the Ivory Coast and Ghana. Before purchasing a chocolate from brands like Hershey 's or Nestle that we enjoy and love, think again as it is not as innocent as we may think. Many of these chocolate companiesuse child labor practices to processes their chocolate fromthe cocoa beans produced in the Ivory Coast, but that needs to stop. The Cocoa beans from the Ivory Coast are harvested by adolescents who are treated like slaves and debased daily from their human rights.Child labor and child slavery is a prevalent issue in the Ivory Coast, the top cocoa producing country in the world. This makes it almost inevitable for companies such as Mars, Nestle, and Hershey’s
Also, vanilla bean take approximately two years to grow and they are quite expensive. One of main reasons to why Madagascar is so poor is because the government was corrupt and stole money that was given by other countries. Also, mining and fishing does not help with the long term economic growth. The lack of infrastructure mostly roads makes it hard for people to sell their products to customers. Because Madagascar is the one of the poorest countries in the
As babies, we had to wake up before four in the morning just to be able to get a spot. As children, this was extremely exhausting, most children at our ages were asleep not arranging merchandise in the teeth chattering cold, or the blazing sun. From four in the morning to five in the afternoon, an agonizing fourteen hours in that dreadful market that robbed us of our childhood. This routine was not only stressful for us kids, it was also stressful for our parents. They noticed just how much it hurt the entire family, but not having actual jobs they had no choice because the flea market brought bread to our table.
But the salary was very poor for the indentured servants during not improving much of their quality of life. People were paid very little as 50￠for 10 hours of work if they were lucky. With families not making enough, kids young as 10 years old, would learn a trade in the matter of weeks to begin working because of the demand of products. The cost of living was such little $4.00 a week for rent although during this time was unaffordable by most families so the kids pay, even with it being so little would help with the family’s expenses. Unfortunately, this meant that kids would become endangered by heavy machinery in factories but were still forced to
Due to the Missouri Compromise, new states in the North were automatically free states. The Northerns started to hate slavery and wanted to push other states to become free states. The South could not let this happen because their economy depending on slavery. Since the slave masters did not have to pay their workers, everything they sold was 100% profit to the South. If slavery was abolished, they’d have to find other ways to farm their plantations and would undoubtedly make less money.
“...When the U.S. Congress threatened to ban the import of clothing made by children under 14 in Bangladesh, around 50,000 of them went from their jobs in the relatively clean textile factories to collecting garbage” (Page 8, paragraph 46.) The children, desperate for a job, need to work and so they don’t find a problem with working in factories. In fact, if they weren’t working in factories they would have to be out on the streets looking for work that they may not be guaranteed. People feel that children should not be working in factories due to the unsafe conditions. However, most children ages 14 and younger are safer in the factories then if they were not working.
Not all people realize that a consumer wants what they want, and if they want to purchase something with the confederate flag displayed, then so be it. If they cannot be offered with their goods, they will take their business elsewhere. The confederate flag is starting to be banned from making a profit form some of the most local places we purchase our items, such as: “Walmart, Sears, Amazon, e-Bay and other retailers will no longer sell Confederate merchandise” (Kristof). These are the biggest companies that are not allowing the sale of the confederate due to the controversy, which can lead these companies down the hole if they are not careful because people do get mad about this kind of stuff and this could cause a decrease in income if the pro-confederate flag rioters ever broke out and cause damage to these companies because of what they believe in. They have every right to know what they want, and making these big manufacturers not sell a good that has been he for a lifetime is quite ridiculous.
In the 1930s, many white farm owners would pull black students out of school to work for them even if they did not need them. They did this because they did not think they deserved an education. Many students had to drop out of school to work for their family, because the family was not making enough money to live off of. Many of the African Americans that attended school never got past the fourth grade.
Therefore, people may see going against an unjust law as something to avoid because of the aftereffect they will be having to face. Furthermore, It is right to oppose something that is unjust. Individuals should do what they best believe is right in their opinions but laws shouldn’t be fully subjected by the people only or else it may lead to future conflicts and misleading mistakes. Overall, by desired changes, it causes destructive tension for