Journalist E. Benjamin Skinner discusses his book A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery. He explains that contrary to popular belief, slavery is still thriving, and describes his experiences coming face to face with slaves and slave traders.
E. Benjamin Skinner
E. Benjamin Skinner was born in Wisconsin and is a graduate of Wesleyan University. He has reported on a wide range of topics from Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East for such publications as Newsweek International, Travel + Leisure, and Foreign Affairs. He is the author of A Crime so Monstrous.
E. Benjamin Skinner, journalist and author of A Crime So Monstrous, gives an overview of modern-day slavery. He explains that while the issue is most rampant in Asia, it's a worldwide problem - even in America.
E. Benjamin Skinner, journalist and author of A Crime So Monstrous, explains that while slavery may seem like a distant problem, people in New York "are some five hours from being able to negotiate, in broad daylight, the sale of a healthy boy or a girl." He describes his experience of traveling to Haiti where he was offered a child for 100 U.S. dollars.
E. Benjamin Skinner, journalist and author of A Crime So Monstrous, describes an incident while reporting on child slavery that caused him to get personally involved. He explains that even though he was advised against intervening, one mother's plea forced him to cross the line from observer to activist.