How is Dee's search for identity (her search to figure out who she is and the meaning of her life) problematic (meaning what is she doing wrong)?
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Dee’s persona is loud, garish, and judgmental. She operates under the guise of “Black Pride” and a return to pre-slavery identity that was popular with many black college students in the 1960’s. Dee’s colorful attire and insistence she be called "Wangero" seems forced and without nuance. Her appreciation of "everyday" objects like the butter churn or quilts lies not in their practical usage, but in the heritage she seeks to reclaim as an artifact rather than a way of life. In "reclaiming" items of everyday use to be display art, Dee is offending her family and objectifying the very people she wishes to uplift.