The Maid's Daughter

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mary Romero, professor of Justice Studies and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University and author of The Maid's Daughter: Living Inside and Outside the American Dream, tells the story of Olivia, who comes to the U.S. to live with her mother, and encounters the difficulty of growing up around privilege she doesn't share.  


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Comments [6]

gobsmacked from nyc

These kinds of stories really rattle my bones.

I am an immigrant who over the course of five decades has watched her large, extended immigrant family sweat and sacrifice their way out of poverty, most often working the dirty and dangerous jobs our American brethren long ago abandoned. I would have given the world to be a part of a family like the one discussed here. Perhaps this "maid" should read about the working conditions of immigrant, house-hold servants in other countries (see, Arabian peninsula).

I want to make clear that I'm a bleeding heart liberal who has fought for immigrant and refugee rights all my life. But I'm also a realist who in this case sees a glass more than half full.

Sep. 22 2011 12:10 PM
Fuva from Harlemworld

DSK was EXONERATED? Not sure that's the correct term. The case against him was not pursued. His innocence has by no means been proven...

Sep. 22 2011 11:59 AM
john from office

What is the problem here?? They treated her nice?? They loved her??

Love hearing white liberals talk about these subjects

Sep. 22 2011 11:59 AM
The Truth from Becky

Another book I will not be adding to my book club list.

Sep. 22 2011 11:58 AM
The Truth from Becky

"hypersexual" or "mammy" guess who came up with those terms??....o boy what a morning!

Sep. 22 2011 11:57 AM

I hope it inspired her

Sep. 22 2011 10:07 AM

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