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Caroline begins this chapter with a short story about a domestic worker that was treated unfairly by her employers. For six and a half years, Patricia Francois worked long hours as a nanny and suffered from racial and gender discrimination. Being that she was a woman of color, Patricia was physically and verbally assaulted by the father physically and verbally, denied adequate pay and necessary time off and stuck through it all because of the love she had for their little girl. Patricia stumbled across the Domestic Workers United, a union that “focused on helping women like her, undocumented and often mistreated by their employers”(Fredrickson 191). Patricia lobbied with other women and with the help of the Domestic Workers United she was
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