Overheard 1

Overheard, at a cafe, while a young (maybe black, but definitely not white) couple with infant was interviewing a potential (white) nanny.

Mother: How comfortable are you being out with a black child?
Nanny: Excuse me?
Mother: How comfortable are you being out with a black…
Nanny: Oh, very comfortable. I’m really into the whole culture, and I’m sad that you even have to ask that…
Mother: It’s just that…
Nanny: Oh, I know, I understand, I’m white, obviously, and… But I’m really very comfortable. I babysit for a little boy who’s father is Cape Verdean and his mother is Puerto Rican and [indistinguishable] so y’know…
Mother: Do you have a car?

[the conversation moves on]

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