The campaigns themselves are outright racist in design. Look at the "No Such Thing" campaign financed by John McCain. The woman hosting the events was an African American woman who never wore corn rows in her hair EXCEPT when she was presenting for these events. Their very "poster child" was also clearly a young woman of color. Documentaries, or so called "documentaries" were hosted by Jada Pinkett-Smith, in the darkest areas of Atlanta where a month later we then saw the release of "Magic Mike" (look at Thailand and tell me the sex trafficking of young boys as dancers doesn't happen - I dare you). . http://rights4girls.org/campaign/
Only in REALITY - would you like to know what "not calling a juvenile a prostitute" means? What it means is that instead of arresting a juvenile for a prostitution crime, where he or she is then granted a phone call, an attorney, and the right to remain silent, as well as their 5th amendment right to not incriminate themselves - NOW they're held as "witnesses" indefinitely. They are not granted a phone call. They are not given an attorney because you see they're not being "charged" with anything. They're held without habeas corpus rights to see a judge in a set period of time because again they're not being charged as a criminal, but instead held "indefinitely" as a "witness" and/or in "protective custody".
The switchover has become so profitable in states like Arizona, they did away with Child Protective Services staffed by trained social workers in 2014 and turned these kids over to the Dept. of Childrens' Services. Sounds the same huh? Only the DCS is run by the Attorney General's office whose primary concern is criminal prosecution and law enforcement officers. While these kids are now being held indefinitely in "protective custody", they are held in special detention centers, with paid "support people", and extra security - which is a boomtown for grant money for the juvenile justice departments who now train juvenile judges to across the board order children removed from the home in all suspected cases - which again grants more money to their system as a sex trafficking victim receives twice the per diem to be held than an "ordinary" abuse victim.
I can assure you when you see the colors of the juveniles who are being detained as "witnesses" without a right to a trial, an attorney, and basically turned into cash cows for the state (talking about pimping - these guys could teach Bishop Don Juan a lesson or two), you won't see a white girl in the bunch. In fact, the juvenile that was selected to represent juvenile victims by the McCain faction was also a woman of color and doubtful in my mind she was even a "real" survivor. I question her authenticity as I did Samoly Mam's authenticity rightfully and others. Then again I've found writings by slaves espousing the beauty of slavery so anything's possibly by these people "cherry picking" the statements about this issue that's been allowed before Congress.
So far, I run the oldest, and largest, group of sex trafficking survivors in this country - and yet we've not even been invited to be in the room. I myself have spoken to well over 1,000,000 people coming out of the sex industry of all ages, colors, situations and with various reasons for wanting help to leave, more than any other person in the USA I'm aware of certainly - and yet I've never been included or invited either in any of these so called "trafficking events". Our hotline has answered five times more calls over more years than the National Trafficking Hotline, and answered by other survivors, but yet again we're conspicuously excluded from the very field we founded in this country. Ironically, Oprah chose to produce three documentaries about the African American member of Prostitutes Anonymous who took over our Chicago Chapter a few years ago, Brenda Myers-Powell, but yet not one about myself, the founder, who is white. Go figure.