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Black Nannies/White Children: Photo Series Reveals the Racial Divide in Child Care

Photographer Ellen Jacob created a photo series that delves into the lives of New York Citynannies.

The series highlights something we already knew: there is an extreme racial divide that characterizes the home child care industry.

After spending four years scouring the streets for willing subjects she discovered the majority of caregivers, aged 23 to 60, were immigrants living on the minimum wage with no sick pay, holidays or health benefits.

The photographer noted the disparity between the women’s value to the families they care for and the compensation they receive, “Mothers talk about who much they love these women and they’re part of the family yet when it comes to money they tend to be much more tight.” (via TheCulture)

"Racism has always perplexed me in this way: White supremacy claims that black people are sub-human and savage, yet it seems wholly content with leaving the raising of its children to us. 

For me, that means one of two things (or both) are true:
1. White supremacy doesn’t really believe its own propaganda.
2. It hates its children.”
-H/T Malkia Hutchinson (via sonofbaldwin)

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Diana on the cover of Jet Magazine, 1978

dianaross:

Diana on the cover of Jet Magazine, 1978

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ladytatyana:

Me in different angles

Uh, yes.

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dynamicafrica:

Vintage cover photos of magazines that catered specifically to black women. 

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fyblackwomenart:

A Gold and Onyx Earring John Markese

fyblackwomenart:

A Gold and Onyx Earring
John Markese

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femalerappers:

Top Row - Left To Right: Sparky D, Sweet Tee, Yvette Money, Ms. Melodie. Middle row: Millie Jackson, Peaches, Sparky D dancer. Bottom row: Sparky D dancer, Roxanne Shanté, MC Lyte, Synquis, 1988. Photograph by Janette Beckman.

The asymmetricals and the door knockers in this photo…my God…

newmodelminority:

femalerappers:

Top Row - Left To Right: Sparky D, Sweet Tee, Yvette Money, Ms. Melodie. Middle row: Millie Jackson, Peaches, Sparky D dancer. Bottom row: Sparky D dancer, Roxanne Shanté, MC Lyte, Synquis, 1988. Photograph by Janette Beckman.

The asymmetricals and the door knockers in this photo…my God…

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herbertosmith:

Isabel Adriano for Divo Magazine, 2013. 
Photo: Herberto Smith
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herbertosmith:

Isabel Adriano for Divo Magazine, 2013. 

Photo: Herberto Smith

instagram:@herberto_smith

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songstressaw:

My lens fell in love with a little girl from Spain.

songstressaw:

My lens fell in love with a little girl from Spain.

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blackandkillingit:

FashionAccordingtotheMenu.com
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blackandkillingit:

FashionAccordingtotheMenu.com

@According2trish

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l20music:

Beautiful!!!

l20music:

Beautiful!!!

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