I agree that it's sad that these younger kids have to work in these "sweatshops." But many Americans are naive enough to think that they would be so much better off not doing so. You've got to remember... these kids aren't being forced to work for these places by the companies that own them. It isn't slavery. They have to work there in order to help provide for their family as much as possible.
So what happens if we successfully protest these companies and they close these sweatshops? These kids lose their jobs and no longer have a way of helping to put food on the table. It is a very unfortunate fact, but without these sweatshops, many of these families would not be able to survive.
Some people just need to open their eyes and try to think for themselves for just a second. Perhaps instead of pressuring companies to close these places, we should pressure them to take some of the profit that the big-wigs are pocketing to raise wages and improving working conditions in these places. Imagine what one million USD of profit a year from one of these multi-million (possibly even billion) dollar corporations could do to improve these people's lives.
But oh well... what do I know? I'm just a dumb redneck from Alabama
, almost forgot my place there for a minute.