Predatory Guardianships: A New Form of Human Trafficking

The prevailing perception of human trafficking is the kidnapping of young women and girls for sexual exploitation. However, the abusive guardianship of the elderly in order to control and steal their assets—aka estate trafficking—is a rapidly growing, though lesser known form of human exploitation, to which Black people are especially vulnerable. Teresa Kennedy joins Beyond The Hype to share how witnessing the isolation and exploitation of her aunt inspired her commitment to transforming a broken adult guardianship system.