Everyday Use


How does her feeling acceptable compare to how she views her mother and sister? What did she always think of them?

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I imagine you are referring to Dee. 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. She comodifies her mother and sister as well as the belongings they use for "everyday use". She had always treated her mother and sister with a condescending superiority, even when she went to school as a child.