Skip to main content
Back to Top

 

Institute for Policy Studies

Publisher ID: 
SSRC-DID-0003822
Country: 

Notes from the storm: Black immigrant domestic workers in the time of COVID-19

Individual Author: 
Bayard, Marc
Freeman Brown, Kimberly

Black immigrant domestic workers are at the epicenter of three converging storms—the pandemic, the resulting economic depression, and structural racism. Intersectional identities such as Black, immigrant, woman, and low-wage worker make these essential workers some of the most invisible and vulnerable workers in our country.

Pay, professionalism, and respect black domestic workers continue the call for standards in the care industry

Individual Author: 
Bayard, Marc
Freeman Brown, Kimberly

Pay, Professionalism & Respect is a two-volume report detailing the history and current challenges facing black nannies, home care workers, and house cleaners in Atlanta, GA, and Durham, NC, such as systemically low wages, rampant sexual harassment, and a lack of benefits. It also details policy recommendations and reforms that are needed to transform the entire care industry, which is one of the fastest growing in the country.

In a city-wide survey of 101 Black domestic workers in Durham, we found:

Pay, professionalism, and respect black domestic workers continue the call for standards in the care industry

Individual Author: 
Bayard, Marc
Freeman Brown, Kimberly

Pay, Professionalism & Respect is a two-volume report detailing the history and current challenges facing black nannies, home care workers, and house cleaners in Atlanta, GA, and Durham, NC, such as systemically low wages, rampant sexual harassment, and a lack of benefits. It also details policy recommendations and reforms that are needed to transform the entire care industry, which is one of the fastest growing in the country.

In a city-wide survey of 49 Black domestic workers in Atlanta, we found:

Ten solutions to bridge the racial wealth divide

Individual Author: 
Asante-Muhammad, Dedrick
Collins, Chuck
Hamilton, Darrick
Hoxie, Josh

The deep and persistent racial wealth divide will not close without bold, structural reform. It has been created and held in place by public policies that have evolved with time including slavery, Jim Crow, red lining, mass incarceration, among many others. The racial wealth divide is greater today than it was nearly four decades ago and trends point to its continued widening