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Capitalism is Built on the Backs of Black Women


Powerful point about how white women are able to go to school, have a career, start businesses, etc., because black women are doing their child care, elder care, cleaning, etc., at very low wages! An example of how we unthinkingly perpetrate racism - I had never thought about it this way.


The 24-7 (12-hour shifts) caregivers for my mother were predominantly Black immigrants.  We were bound by contract not to give them any additional money.  Their hours per week were limited so that benefits didn’t have to be provided.  I often thought to ask the agency about that - the agency owners were so supportive of our family, why not their workers?  One caregiver lived an hour away (one way) and switched shifts to nights so she could go to school to get her LPN.  I need to write a letter to the agency advocating for their workers. 

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