This was a great essay. I loved how you laid out formal names for what Black parents actually do to ensure their children are successful. Parents basically must sacrifice to live on one income, placing the well-being of the child first with hopes the child will take care of the stay-at-home caretaker(s) later in life.
At the end of the day, this is not a choice for a lot of Black women. Having a full-time caretaker in the home to address issues with children is vital, it’s simply not an option for many of us.