Another heinous act that has refused to go away in spite of the fact that it was banned in the year
1833 is slavery. Slavery according to Wikipedia is any system in which principles of property law are
applied to people, allowing individuals to own, buy and sell other individuals, as a de jure form of
property. This heinous act was meted to almost every race throughout history but the most
established became the transatlantic slave trade that lasted years and contributed to the degrading
of the African continent.
However, in spite of the fact that we are living in the 21st century, we still
have cases of torture all around us as a lot of folks are held against their will and made to work to
satisfy the cravings of their tormentors and unfortunately this trend is more prevalent amongst
Africans who should know better given the history of slavery and how it affected their ancestors.
The most sad and relatable torture that has become ingrained in our society is black on black
violence which has become more or less an institution because the government does not really care
because it benefits the high and mighty of the business world. Whose interest are protected and
pushed forward by the NRA and the fact that the gun industry made over $478.4 million in 2016
shows that we now have a society where inhumane acts are institutionalized for money just like it
always been through history.
Perhaps the most deadly and most ignored form of torture is emotional torture which has been used
to drive people to commit deadly acts and even suicides in extreme cases. This does not in any way
involve physical torture but it is an act that touches the innermost part of the human soul and
breaks one down in more ways than one.
We as humans have and need to do better and it begins with breaking the chain of inhumane
treatment which has refused to go away in spite of the measures put in place,