Slavery in Texas

Texans usually think about slavery as something long-lost in our history or far across some ocean. However, Mimi Swartz at Texas Monthly has detailed the problem of the sex trade in Texas in “The Lost Girls.”  I’ve seen stories like this for years and I’m wondering how people keep getting away with this. Some people say we need to crack down harder on these “massage parlors.” Others say that we’ve spent 2,000 years trying to outlaw prostitution and it’s time to consider legalization. It makes for a good classroom debate.

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