In a 2013 study by Michael T. King at Eastern Michigan University titled “The Invisibility of White Privilege,” the researchers point out that among white people a “lack of awareness and acceptance are often accompanied by common mechanisms of denials, such as believing that ‘slavery is a thing of the past’ or distancing with one-sided statements such as, ‘the Jim Crow Laws do not exist any longer.’” Human trafficking is one such invisible crime that enslaves Black people, especially girls. In 2013, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, operated by Polaris, received multiple reports of human-trafficking cases in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. So few people are not aware of this crisis. According to the report, the NHTRC has recorded more than 9,000 cases of potential human trafficking between 2007 and 2012. Loyola (Louisiana) professor Laura Murphy said in a paper that nearly 30 million people are enslaved globally, including many in the city of New Orleans.