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Blog Post – Nannying While Black

Jada Rashawn, a nanny from Texas, wrote this amazing blog post with some history and perspectives on nannying while being a black person in the United States. This insightful piece is a great mix of history and personal reflection.

https://www.jadarashawn.com/blog/2019/7/5/nannying-while-black

“But what does this do to the perception of the black nanny today? I’ll tell you, it makes being a black nanny hard as hell today. It’s something I have constantly had to defend to many of my own people and explain why I entered into this industry in the first place. The negative perception of the line of work, and the history behind being a nanny has become something that in the black community is often viewed as preserving a time in which we weren’t valued.”