Here’s Maria Hinojosa’s interview of Kevin Bales on One-on-One in full! We gave you a preview last week, in which we saw Bales say that the U.S. could be the first slave-free country in the world. See his full interview above to learn why!
Here’s an excerpt. When Hinojosa asks Bales to define slavery, he says:
“We hold in our mind a picture from the 19th century. African Americans, cotton fields and that was slavery at one point in time in one particular place in the world. But slavery has taken all these different forms throughout all of human history. If you take all those forms and say what is the core? What is the central attributes of this? It always amounts to the same thing. one person completely controls another person. They use violence to maintain that control, they use that control to exploit them economically, and they can’t walk away.”