Why "The Help" Hurts the History of Black Domestics

Sister Citizen: Slave, Shame, Stereotype and Black Women in America by Melissa Harris-Perry First, try to evoke an image of a nanny. Next, think of a black nanny. Now, search your mind for a picture of an African-American domestic worker. Most people, at some point, envision a stereotypical “Mammy”: a large, dark-complected woman who is always smiling […]