Monday, December 17, 2007

Slavery exists today

A couple, Mahender Murlidhar Sabhnani, 51, and his wife, Varsha Mahender Sabhnani, 45, were convicted today of enslaving two Indonesian women to work as housekeepers

Mahender Murlidhar Sabhnani, 51, and his wife, Varsha Mahender Sabhnani, 45, were each convicted of all charges in a 12-count federal indictment that included forced labor, conspiracy, involuntary servitude, and harboring aliens.

Prosecutors said the women were subjected to repeated psychological and physical abuse and were forced to work 18 hours or more a day.

This story is scary that this kind of stuff happens. Read the whole article via the link above about what the couple did to the two women. They did some really awful and gross things that are unimaginable.

Racism passed on by mothers more?

I found an interesting blog post I thought I would share on here. The blog post "Do Mothers Pass On Racism More than Fathers?" by By Melissa Lafsky talks about just what the blog post title says. It points out that from the poll they took from children, that "children's attitudes were strongly correlated with the perceived expectations and attitudes of the mothers but not the fathers."

Children can pick up racism, or racist attitudes from both of their parents, not just one, but I am a little surprised it would be the mother, but I'm assuming that the fathers don't spend as much time with them as the mothers do. This just tells us again how much children pick up from their parents. As a parent, it's your duty to install the best qualities and attitudes in your children for the future of this world.