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.
“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.”