Slavery’s last stronghold - Mauritania’s endless sea of sand dunes hides an open secret: An estimated to of the population lives in slavery. But as one woman’s journey shows, the first step toward freedom is realizing you’re enslaved.
CNN Report - please read about the slavery that persists in Mauritania. My students are doing a project to raise awareness and they were really moved. Too bad we can't organize a "field trip" (desert trip?) to go and free the slaves.
"Apartheid was a criminal system and was maintained by criminal means, with scant regard for public or private morality. The activities of agents of the state were unconstrained, and growing numbers of citizens abandoned previously accepted norms of behaviour as they began to condone, rationalise and legitimise injustice. The challenge for us is to make integrity part of our culture again, and to instil into our society, a sense that integrity is valued once more" - Dr. Frene Ginwala