July 26th, 2020

Snarky Candiru2

Meet The Airhead

It makes a lot of sense to me that Deanna is simply too stupid to understand why her mother might want her to do certain things in life. This is because her infamous "please hate my mother as much as I do" letter is a masterwork of oblivious huffing and puffing about made-up offenses that highlight Deanna's ignorance of how a majority culture treats a minority. We begin with her ignorant whining about Mira's need to isolate her from a family of poor people; any major dude would tell you that people like Mira have to work twice as hard to be thought of as half as good as the dumbest Anglo so it's not like she has the luxury of allowing her kids to go slumming, is it?

This inability of Deanna's to notice that people with an accent are looked down upon is perhaps the end result of someone trying to shield her from this realization but since she's not very bright, it never managed to occur to her that there's a damned good reason her mother was a bit of a social climber: she wanted the best for her family and was willing to be a bit of a pain in the neck in the process. She also doesn't want to admit that just because she has it in for her mother, it doesn't follow that everyone not named Patterson has the same hang-up.