You Find a Note Inside Your Purse from a Chinese Prisoner. What Do You Do?
by Rossalyn A. Warren | Vox | #165 | #race
Over the past year or so, many American shoppers have found notes from Chinese prisoners left in their purses and stitched on their garments. The messages describe horrible conditions: 14-hour days, little food and rest, meager pay. Retailers like Walmart have cried foul, blaming activist groups like Labour Behind the Label for manufacturing outrage. Except the notes keep coming, and more seem authentic. The question is, Do we even care where our clothes come from? Maybe in theory we do, but ultimately, price comes first. (22 min)