Saturday, October 7, 2017

Anonymous Racist Hate Letter: Is it "Fake Hate" ?




There are four things this anonymous letter reveals:

1.  The writer's background
2. The writer's experiences in life
3.  The writer's motive or purpose in writing
4.  Personality traits of the writer


What can you spot?

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Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if English is their first language. Starts off with "I" am writing then moves on to plural pronouns, e.g. us, our,etc.

So is used often and a linking verb is used inappropriately like 5th grader that has been held back a couple of years.

It's not that the woman is black, it's the tone of the blackness that riles the writer and pals. Maybe they don't want Aunt Jemimah caring for their children?

There is a political element preceded by "just" and a parody of a Trump slogan.

I'd say it's some nastyazz mom that has a blog and wants to jump the "nanny" into her gang of online friends for click and grins.

jdugena said...

The writer seems prone to whimsy, as indicated in the font used as well as the letter's somewhat humorous & light hearted take on a serious topic such as racism. The letter's intent to kick out a staff due to her skin color does not match the somewhat comical mood/vibe it projects.

The letter seems to make fun of itself while also offering a serious threat - that is to halt paying the school's mortgage(tuition fee) or taking away the kids from the school.

Either the letter is made in jest and the threat is not serious. Or that the letter writer may be the person the letter wants to kick out.

Anonymous said...

It is humorous unless you consider the wrath two lawyers took on a volunteer at a school because they thought their son was being slighted.

Planted drugs and tried to get her arrested. Totally destroyed her and her family's life.

Regardless, it's intent is to hurt the feelings of the really "black" woman and threaten the daycare as a business entity.

Unfortunately, it seems today's generation is more caustic and prejudice than any before in history and also dumber.

It isn't a hate letter as much as it is a headache causer for others- intended to disrupt their day and worry about who wrote it.

christina said...

the "concerned" mother is a woman, she works with children hence the font, she writes as she speaks. She is impatient.

Could she be black herself?
I noticed she recommends to hire a "light black girl" instead of a "dark black girl"
To a white person all non whites look black.
This "colorism" is a black culture thing were they separate themselves according to how deep is their colour skin.

She dislikes the school hence the "make your kindergarden great again".
I think she is the person described in the letter herself.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It is humorous unless you consider the wrath two lawyers took on a volunteer at a school because they thought their son was being slighted.

Planted drugs and tried to get her arrested. Totally destroyed her and her family's life.

Regardless, it's intent is to hurt the feelings of the really "black" woman and threaten the daycare as a business entity.

Unfortunately, it seems today's generation is more caustic and prejudice than any before in history and also dumber.

It isn't a hate letter as much as it is a headache causer for others- intended to disrupt their day and worry about who wrote it.



What are you even talking about??

Peter Hyatt said...

I am curious as to what readers think


Male or female author?

Black or white?

Left or right politically?


How about opinions on these three first?

Peter

Lucy said...

I wonder how the letter materialized.

I do not believe the claim that any children are "scared".

My guess is that it is one mother, at the most, two. A "light skinned black" would not suffice as she throws out her "kind" ...and McDonalds. She is intolerant of any other race than hers. I wonder what the letter writer does for a living, that fast food is so beneath her.

Lucy said...

Female
White
Right

Shannon Miller said...

Female
Black
Left

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Peter Hyatt said...

The letter had no return and was in two copies: one for the day care and one for the black female worker.


Try to give your reasons for your answers if you are looking for direction.

General P. Malaise said...

Female
Black
Left

I will try to post a deeper reply.

Peter Hyatt said...

and...

could the author be the female worker?

I will give some helpful hints as readers have more time to put their ideas forward.

Peter

Jessica_Avalon said...

I think she wrote it herself. I think the writer is black because of subtle nuances in her language and I think the letter appears to have been written by a staff member of the day care Center, rather than a parent of a child who goes there. It is too impersonal for a mother to have written if her child goes there. It's not overtly racist enough to be genuine. Therefore, I have a massive hunch she wrote it herself.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Gee, yet another implication that black people are always dishonest and right-wingers are always victims. Perhaps consider challenge yourself to mix it up at least a little? Going after what you perceive as the enemy seems like low-hanging fruit, objectivity-wise.
October 7, 2017 at 3:43 PM


Why would you even read this blog?

Peter Hyatt said...

It is very important to not only discern linguistic dispositions, but motive.

What does the author want?

This is where answers are found. Do not interpret but listen very carefully.

What is the end result that the author asks for?

Peter

Jessica_Avalon said...

To get fired which would enable her to sue for racial discrimination?

Shannon Miller said...

To use magic and make her disappear. Leakage?

Anonymous said...

I think the writer is female and possibly not even a parent. She says she is writing "as a concerned parent." She does not say she is a concerned parent. The words she uses sound Caucasian-esque: black girl, too dark, light skinned black. An actual racist would not be afraid to use more hateful descriptions. No one professional uses funky fonts, so it's possible this is someone young (high school through 20's, maybe early 30's). The punctuation, letter format, spelling are not college educated, in fact, it looks like junior high and high school writing. She references McDonald's and a nanny, so maybe it's someone looking to take this woman's job at the daycare. Obviously, a democrat trying to pretend to be a Trump supporter with the P.S.

Signed,

GetThem

Jessica_Avalon said...

To get fired which would enable her to sue for racial discrimination?

Anonymous said...

The author is a dark-skinned, middle-aged black woman with a limited education (likely no higher than a 2 year degree) who has insecurities regarding her job and educational level.

Christina mentioned the colorism which points to a black author. The tone of the letter is polite, which suggests the author is female. Also, the insults towards the dark-skinned subject are very tame -- saying she looks like a "NANNY" (Why the all caps? Is the author a nanny or works with children?) and that she is more suited to working at McDonald's. These are not very hostile insults, which makes me think the author has an innate fondness towards black people and can't bear to be too cruel to them, even in writing. She is trying to come across as a hate-filled person, but fails. She thinks she is being clever by altering Trump's campaign slogan and tacking it on at the end but it comes across as sarcastic and insincere. She likely dislikes Trump and his supporters.

The author's grammar is so-so. She knows how to spell, capitalize and where to put apostrophes, but the use of commas elude her. Several sentences are hard to read. So, she has some education, but not too much, since she is lacks sophistication in her writing. But, I think she is a native English speaker who is familiar with American culture since telling someone they are more suited to work at McDonalds is a very American, culturally-specific insult.

I also thinks she is likely middle-aged and not too young. The real tell is she refers to "a black..." instead of "a black person". The lack of the word "person" after black/white is some weird thing an older person does. I can only back this up with personal experience. I have never heard a Generation X person or younger say "a black" or "a white" without adding "person".

What do you think, Peter? I'm looking forward to read your take on this one.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and the hidden politeness of the letter is what makes me think the writer is female.

Signed,

GetThem

Jessica_Avalon said...

Woops posted that twice. Stupid phone

tania cadogan said...

The writer is female and black and has a good education in that she uses correct spelling and grammar with punctuation and capitalization appropriately.

The font is too feminine for a male writer, this is probably a font regularly used by the author, perhaps the default font.
The problem brought up by the author is not that the woman is black which would preclude a white author since to a racist, black is black regardless of skin color.
Blacks though are very racist when it comes to skin color of blacks with lighter skins being more desirable as it shows intelligence, higher social standing and education (Which is why is SA They sell skin lightening creams)
Darker skins are regarded as being stupid and inferior probably harking back to the slave days where dark skins were either fresh from Africa or used in the fields whilst house slaves were usually lighter skinned and deemed more presentable and easier to train.

It is interesting that the author introduces the woman looking like a nanny as opposed to what?

So is highlighted in blue as sensitive as it explains why something happened or was said.
Note though the author says "Most of us noticed" which implies there are some who haven't noticed.
Is it that they haven't noticed which is unlikely given she is apparently "too dark" or is it that they don't care about her skin color as long as she does a good job.

This makes me think either the recipient of the letter, the day care owner wants rid of her for whatever reason, perhaps she wants to employ another woman perhaps at a lower rate and thus saving money and rather than the hassle of actually firing her for whatever reason with the risk of a possible employment tribunal comes up with fake hate or, perhaps there is a woman who was turned down for employment for whatever reason and now seeks to get someone else fired in order for her to gain employment, perhaps if a space becomes available.

The letter starts with a polite greeting which is unusual for a genuine hate letter, why the need for politeness when you want to get rid of someone?
She introduces herself firstly as a concerned parent and then a friend which is highlighted with an exclamation point.
The author starts off with I before reverting to the plural us and our showing unity and shared cooperation.
She then swaps between speaking for herself and then as part of a group.

I wonder what qualifications are required to work in a daycare as opposed to working as a nanny?

The author then politely writes that she "hopes you make her aware she is not wanted" rather than the stronger telling her she is not wanted.
This indicates passivity, putting the onus on the owner.

How does the author propose to send the other woman a copy?
Addressing an envelope to her at the address?
Handing it to her personally? (which would be a dead giveaway)

If the author were a white racist then even being served by one in McDonalds would be too much, they want little to no contact with those of other races.

Then we have the now almost obligatory Trump reference, in this case a play on "Make America great again" Which was and is Trump's catchphrase making it appear the author is a liberal/democrat and anti Trump.


Trudy said...

Female, black, left, youngish, immature (what is up with that font?) not a Trump supporter, (but implies she is) The writer is probably the staff member referred to in the letter. She wants job security and possibly compensation for having suffered racial discrimination.

miss Inês said...

female, white, left

Hey Jude said...

I think female, black - politics, don’t know - conservative?


‘Hello I am writing this as a concerned parent and friend.’ Friendly disposition towards owner.

The author is writing as (though she were) a concerned parent and friend - as she believes one might write?

Most of us noticed… (‘noticed’ is casual, to take something into account)
our problem… (speaks for others, whilst only writing as a concerned parent and friend)
..kids is scared of her….(uneducated)
..only telling you this…(not the only reason)
…maybe hire a light skinned black she would blend more… (maybe - only a suggestion)
…she’s not the first thing a child nor the parents want to see…. (Now it is ‘the parents’ - it is not her child, or the children, specifically, just ‘a child’. I don’t know what that might mean - is she not thinking specifically of any particular daycare child or children?

I think that in saying ‘the parents’ she separates herself from the parents, and so is not likely to be a parent. She would be expected to say ‘we’ or ‘us parents’.

She earlier said ‘most’ had noticed a black girl working for the daycare - how could she know this unless she observed all the parents comings and goings? Parents do not all know or speak to each other or compare notes. The author is aware that most, but not all, the parents have noticed the black girl.

When the author says of the black girl ‘she is not the first thing a child nor the parents want to see’…it seems she is the ‘first thing’ they see, which is contradictory to only most of them having ‘noticed’ the black girl.

Parents have only ‘noticed’ her, which seems to say they have not had reason to pay particular attention to her. The author does not say any are angry, in protest, upset, or outraged, by the black girl. The author does not demand the girl be fired. ‘Our problem is ‘she’s too dark most of the kids is scared of her’ - she does not say that the girl is scaring the kids - the priority is that she is too dark, and it is that which is making the kids scared - of her.

The children maybe are reluctant to go to her when they arrive -she is not ‘the first thing’ a child nor the parents want to see when they walk in the daycare. The writer attributes that to skin tone. ‘Most of the kids is scared of her’ - because she is too dark, that is ‘our’ problem. They are scared *of her*, though - she is more than her skin tone.

I think the black girl herself has written the note in anticipation of ‘a concerned parent and friend’ complaining that her child, or most of the children are scared of her, and do not want to go to her when they arrive, so is putting in her ‘view’ first - that it is due to her dark skin tone?

‘I hope you make her aware she’s not wanted’ - this goes against making her a ‘concerned parent and friend’. She only wishes the girl to be ‘made aware’ she is ‘not wanted’. That is overly polite, if really, ‘most of the kids is scared of her…’

‘If she needs a job..’ - she keeps open that as only a possibility, along with the earlier ‘maybe hire a light skinned black’, there is no demand or suggestion she should be fired.

Hey Jude said...

The writer is not keen that the girl should be fired - there is only a ‘maybe’ and a wish that she be ‘made aware’ she is not wanted, and an ‘if she needs a job’ - whereas if a parent had a real concern their children were scared of her, they would want to know what was happening in the daycare, and would be direct in approaching staff - they would not account it to skin tone.

I wondered also if it was written by a jealous, lighter-skinned rival for the girl’s job, but the unwillingness to say she should be fired makes me think the author is the black daycare worker.

I also wondered if the author was an insecure girl, who wished she was of lighter-skin tone, and if she was fishing for praise and reassurance from her boss in writing the note - hoping the owner would say she was beautiful, and of course she was a great daycare worker, and the kids loved her, and no-one wanted her to leave etc - but if that was so, or her only motivation, I think she would have written it differently.

I think the author wants to be more noticed, and to be the first person the children and parents want to see when they walk in. I think she dislikes her skin tone and wishes she was lighter. She has an inferiority complex, referring to herself as ‘thing’ and ‘her kind’.

I think it likely she wrote the letter and copied it to herself to manipulate affirmative statements towards and about heself from her boss. I think she has scared the kids and wants to keep her job by making herself a target of racism, blaming the kids, almost, for being scared of her on account of colour rather than due to how she interacts with them.


SHolleri said...

My first thoughts/analysis when I read this:

Hello is a rather friendly introduction for a racist to use.
"most of the kids" rather than "most of our kids" tells me this is likely written by the black girl herself or possibly an outsider rather than one of the parents..

She is uneducated and it is obvious throughout her message.

"as soon as they walk into the daycare" - if she was one of the parents, she would still be saying "we want to see as soon as we walk into the daycare".

She is a black female with a racial and political agenda. A true racist could care less if you are light or dark skinned, they only care about your race all together. She is also anti-Trump and attempting to mock him and his supporters with the use of "MAKE YOUR DAYCARE GREAT AGAIN".

"I'm sending her a copy as well" - A racist wouldn't consider sending a copy of this letter to the object of their hate. Also, how could they send a copy of this letter to this black girl unless they know her or they are her? lol

Hey Jude said...

I think she is young, new to the job, and she doesn't want to end up flipping burgers in MacDonald's. I think she wants to hear she is not that kind of girl - 'her kind' does not include her. I think she is inviting her boss to say that having her there as the new girl is what will make her daycare great again. She maybe hopes the parents and kids will be given a lesson in how not to be racist, and if she stops scaring the kids, no-one will realise she had, and everyone will fall over themselves to make sure they don't say or do anything which might be interpreted as racist, and will make efforts to make her feel more noticed and affirmed.

Peter Hyatt said...

What does the author want? (specifically)


Peter

L M Cerullo said...

This was written by a person of color, probably a woman, definitely not a white person. Rarely do they use incorrect forms of verbs, especially the often used plural of "to be". Unless it's an affectation. It is also not common for white people to point out shades of color. That is very common amongst blacks and Latinos, who have issues with that, which is well known. The third thing is that if you wanted to be anonymous and the issue was the daycare worker, why would this be included? To make it political, which is the real purpose here.

L M Cerullo said...

I think you got it right.

L M Cerullo said...

Very good

L M Cerullo said...

She wants the girl to "disappear", meaning get fired?

Hey Jude said...

She wants to be lighter skinned, or white?

'Our' problem is she is 'too dark'. There is no 'our', only the author - she does not like her skin colour. She wants it to magically diasappear ?

Anonymous said...

what is a "person of color"? Doesn't everyone have color in their skin? is that some non offense way of avoiding saying the person is black?

geez. not here

Hey Jude said...

Well, the boss can't do that, so it can't be that. :-/

Peter Hyatt said...

L M Cerullo said...
She wants the girl to "disappear", meaning get fired?
October 7, 2017 at 6:43 PM


That's an interpretation.

Keep digging.

Look only at the words. Trust the subject to guide you to the answers.

Remember: the author is autobiographical.

Peter

Hey Jude said...

Anon - it is an American term for black person, also sometimes more recently used in U.K. - more falling out of fashion in US.

elf said...

White, female, Clinton supporter. Pretends not to he predjudiced but is. Maybe highschool education, or at least she almost finished. Offers a compromise (can hire a light skin person) but follows with a vague threat (remember we pay your mortgage). She says 'we' but I think she is the only one who has a problem with the skin tone of the employee.

Anonymous said...

It is written by multiple peoples who are persons of color.

Hey Jude said...

What is the 'it' she wants to magically disappear?

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What does 'Nanny' mean to her?

Anonymous said...

Is that a way of being ever so subtly racist. A person who is black is a person OF COLOR. They are "of color"...They dont "have" color, they are "of" color. Im
so sorry you are having trouble understanding that.

Anonymous said...

I personally am not a person of color. I am colorless. I am not "of color". Therefore, do you understand I dont have the right to tell someone who IS of color almost as if they are a crayon in a crayon box, I am going to tell you you "have" color, almost as of to say "here is a crayon box you are labelled just like these crayons? Do you see the absurdity of that type of "labeling"?!

Anonymous said...

"Nanny" is a sexist term Hey Jude derived from the word nanny-goat. The proper term is "Nan" which is gender neutral.

Hey Jude said...

Where've you been all your life, Anon?

From: Wikipedia - Person of Color

Use of the term "person of color", especially in the United States, is often associated with the social justice movement.[15] Style guides from the American Heritage Guide to Contemporary Usage and Style,[16] the Stanford Graduate School of Business,[17] and Mount Holyoke College[18] all recommend the term "person of color" over other alternatives. Unlike "colored", which refers only to blacks and is often considered offensive, "person of color" and its variants refer inclusively to all non-European peoples—often with the notion that there is political solidarity among them—and "are virtually always considered terms of pride and respect".[4]

Hey Jude said...

Don't be silly, Anon 7.07.

Anonymous said...

Right. Thats what Im saying! If you have 3 crayons--one black, one white, one beige, are you going to just look at them and say "you have color". What kind of design would you end up coloring if you did that?

Hey Jude said...

Some people choose to describe themselves as such, Anon - you would need to argue with them. Some argue with each other about it, finding it a patronising term.

Hey Jude said...

I was wrong, anyway, 'person of color' is not only of black people, but all non-European. You learn something new every day. :)

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Anonymous said...

What if one crayon is labeled "licorice" and without knowing for sure "is this crayon grey or greyish black?" do I do just take the liberty of coloring with it? What if it's a snowman Im coloring? Do I color the snowman's hat "licorice" or do I ask someone "do you have a crayon "of color" I could use? Mine is broken."

General P. Malaise said...

Hello I am writing this as a concerned parent and a friend!

1) Polite start to what is supposed to be a threat or racist letter, this is unexpected and warrants more attention.
2) The pronoun “I” is in the statement immediately behind the introduction with “hello”. This indicates reliability in the sentence.
3) The writer is not only a parent but a “concerned” parent. Passive language and need to elevate status for parent to “concerned parent”. Possibly this person considers they will not be believed.
4) “a” concerned parent could indicate one of many?
5) “a” friend again may indicate one of many?
6) Since the start often lays out priority we can see that here the priority is “concerned parent” and “friend” and the writer wishes to be regarded as both.

So most of us noticed you have a black girl working for the daycare.

1) “so” an indicator of sensitivity or story telling (deception).
2) “most of us”, most indicates that not all are in agreement.
3) Writer is now speaking for more than herself (I will use the female pronoun as a man would not use that font even in a hoax).
4) “noticed” again passive language and belies that it is not a serious complaint.
5) “black girl” not woman but “girl”
6) “working for the daycare” I would expect the term to be “at the daycare”. But then I am not working “for” the daycare.

Our problem is she’s too dark most of the kids are afraid of her.

1) “our problem..” not ”my”. The writer is distancing herself from her statement with the pronoun “our”, hiding behind a group. She could have said “the“ problem but that would be closer to owning the words.
2) “too dark” unless the person is so light as to pass for not black most white people would not make a significant issue over tone. IMO. I see skin tone as more a black issue.
3) “most” of the kids… Not all of the kids. Passive language for a racist letter.
4) Has she done something to frighten someone or some children?

I am only telling you this because some of us are planning to pull our kids from the daycare she’s an eyesore.

1) “I am only ..” “only” is a comparative word, so what else is the writer thinking about?
2) “because” is this where she tells us why she is writing? Has the “black girl” done something and parents have told her she is the reason they intend to remove their children? (I am leaning to the conclusion the writer is the “black girl”).
3) The author returns to the “I” pronoun while in the second part of the sentence she is speaking for others. Why not start with “we” instead of “I”?
4) “are planning ..” passive language not even the definite threat of pulling out the kids.
5) “she’s an eyesore”. Has there been complaints about the dress of this “black girl”? does the writer consider herself an eyesore and is projecting?

I see you’re trying to touch all of the nationalities but maybe hire a light skinned black she would blend more and not look like a “NANNY”.

1) “eyesore” then next sentence “I see …” is there something visually going on? Has someone seen the “black girl” do something and did or will report it to the daycare? “I see ..” isn’t required to make the point of the sentence and the pronoun “I” indicates ownership of the sentence.
2) “.. you’re trying to ..” trying = intent but who’s intent, projection of the writer on the daycare? Affirmative action implication?
3) “but maybe hire ..” “but” often is used to replace or minimize what came before in the sentence. Plus being passive language it highlights the sensitivity to the nationalities.
4) “a light shinned black would blend more ..” not a smooth flowing remark. Expected would be “blend in” not “blend more”
5) Another Visual reference, “look like a “NANNY”. Does the daycare make the “black girl” dress like a nanny.
6) “NANNY” in quotes and capitalized. This is likely a very sensitive point for the author.

General P. Malaise said...

She’s not the first thing a child nor the parents want to see soon as they walk in the daycare.

1) “she’s not ..” in he negative, sensitivity.
2) Again the visual of “see”, as the first thing they “see” as they walk in the daycare.
3) Change in language, no longer the kids, now “a child”.
4) “nor the parents” should it not be “we the parents” the author is not one of the parents.

So the choice is yours! Choose wisely and remember WE THE PARENTS PAY YOUR MORTAGE.

1) Passive language.
2) Here the author uses “we the parents”. Again passive and hiding behind a group.

I hope you make her aware shes not wanted.

1) “I hope ..” passive language.

I’m sending her a copy as well.

1) Why does she ask that the recipient make her aware if she is sending the “black girl” a copy. Is it to throw off speculation that the “black girl” wrote the letter?

However if she needs a job McDonalds is always hiring her kind.

1) McDo0nalds has uniforms for their employees.
2) “her kind” again passive language.

So work your magic and make it disappear!!!

1) “so” an indicator of sensitivity or story telling (deception).
2) Who talks about magic? Poorly educated people? Children and young people. The management (the daycare) has the power to make "it" disappear
3) “make it disappear”, what is the “it” that she wants gone?

P.S. Just trying “TO MAKE YOUR DAYCARE GREAT AGAIN”

1) this is an attempt to smear conservatives or Trump supporter(s) as the author(s) of the letter.
2) “just” a comparative word so the author must be thinking of something as well as what she wrote.
3) the “black girl” wants to make her daycare better for her.

CONCLUSION: this letter is most likely written by the “black girl”. The language is linguistically favorable to blacks.

The language is passive to hide the identity of the “black girl”. She is writing to have a change in something she refers to as “it” which is a visible “eyesore” that no one “want to see soon as they walk in the daycare”. It may be a uniform she is made to wear.

By writing a letter in this fashion she is indicating racism on the part of the daycare. If they fire her it is racism, if she is made to look like a “NANNY” it is racism. And if people believe the letter is true then the parents are racist. Everyone is a racist but the black girl. SJW.

I think she has a low education but knows how to use WORD. She still has grammar errors. The font itself may be a firing offense.

Priority is to have “it” disappear.

She is a young black poorly educated person. High school at most.

New England Water Blog said...

I agree that the worker herself wrote it.

Hey Jude said...

The author says 'I see you're trying to touch all of the nationalities but maybe hire a light skinned black she would blend in more and not look like a 'NANNY'.

Which is to see the author considers the black girl to look like a 'Nanny'.

I don't know what a 'Nanny' means to the author. Here a nanny is someone, usually a young girl/woman, hired to look after children, OR in some areas, a grandmother, so that does not make sense to me. What would be wrong with looking like a nanny/someone hired to look after children if you were a daycare worker? A young girl could not look like a grandmother...so, that's lost on me.

'Trying to touch all of the nationalities' - I think that means she is hiring black, Latino, Filipino, in addition to white workers, and the author does not consider her boss to be racist?

Most parents have 'noticed' her - that is not a negative.

'She's too dark'
'She's an eye-sore'
'She's not the first thing a child nor the parents want to see'

- negative self-descriptions.

She doesn't like her appearance, and believes that is why she is not the first 'thing' a child or parents want to see.

'...MacDonalds is always hiring her kind. 'So work your magic and make it disappear!!!'

Does she want 'her kind' to disappear - to not be of 'her kind'?

Or is she saying her boss can make her mortgage disappear by choosing wisely? And she's hoping the boss will choose her, which will make her mortgage disappear, and make her daycare great again?

Was the daycare maybe in decline, so hired new workers?

IDK - it's too complicated. She seems to have low-self esteem, based on her appearance, but it would be high self-esteem if she was saying choose her, because she would make the daycare great again. How could she do that if, as she claims, the kids are scared of her because she is 'too dark', her skin tone is unlikely to change.

If she wants her skin colour to magically disappear, her boss cannot 'work magic' to change it.

Does she want the boss to work her 'magic' to remove the obstacle which causes the children and parents not to want to see her 'as the first thing' when they walk into the daycare? She says their (our) problem is she is too dark - but the boss can't change that.

Does she really believe her boss can work magic, somehow - achieve great results through the choices she makes? Three exclamation marks I think means she's not really convinced her boss can work magic.



Trudy said...

General P. Malaise said "the font itself may be a firing offence". Hahahaha.

I wonder if the day care worker has said or done something which the parents/children/other staff find offensive or objectionable and the black day care worker is afraid of being fired, so the letter is a kind of pre emotive strike. If she is fired, she can point to the letter and say "see, this is the real reason I'm being fired" and claim unfair dismissal.

Does the writer mean "mammy" rather than nanny? What's wrong with looking like, or being, a nanny? (Mary Poppins, anyone?)
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This is OT and maybe out of left field but does anyone else get the feeling that the troll (STFU stupid hog etc) is Tammy Moorer?

Anonymous said...

The author is female, based on font & stylistic elements (Example, a man would generally confidently speak for himself only, using "I" statements, whereas this author uses "we" fairly consistently).

The author is young, again based on language use--especially the sentence that begins with "So"--"So most of us noticed...". Syntactical/grammatical errors etc would indicate someone unlikely to have completed higher education.

The way the author positions themselves in relation to parents & children indicates they are not actually a parent, but they have considerable knowledge of the goings-on of parents, children, & the daycare. Especially the reference to "as soon as they walk in the daycare", and in caps, to the "MORGAGE" (sic). To me, this indicates the author is employed at the daycare.

What is the author's stated goal? "I hope you make her aware she's not wanted". The letter, to me, suggests an irate co-worker, likely white, who wants the Black coworker gone, or at least taken down a peg or two (maybe to the point where she will quit to find a less hostile environment). The language seems too vague with regard to lived experience of Blackness--the reference to "nationalities" for example--to be actually written by someone who is Black. But perhaps the author is camouflaging themselves in this way.

I can't tell political leanings.

Anonymous said...

I see you are asking us for a motive so let me go at it again.

We are to remember where a person starts is important. As a parent, a friend. She wants us believe she is both.

She mentioned "the daycare" 3 times, and "your daycare" once in caps. Pronoun change.

I forget what you call it, but she says "to not look like a NANNY." She says it backwards, so that is a flag.

She also says "she is not the first thing a child, nor the parents want to see..." But if she were a parent, she would say, we as parents, or we the parents. She put "a child" in front of "the parents". Not the children. She leaks concern for one child.

The text: NANNY and WE THE PARENTS PAY YOUR MORTGAGE are capitalized, along with TO MAKE YOUR DAYCARE GREAT AGAIN. She says WE THE PARENTS when she wants to intimidate the recipient about mortgage payments.

Her writing speaks on racial hatred, or at least, she is trying to portray the letter as racially motivated. Could it be an ex-nanny whose child she cared for now goes to the day care? Maybe the child she was a nanny for was black and she wants the parents to be afraid and remove the child.

GetThem

Lucia D said...

This is a crudely written, unsophisticated letter. I think it is very likely written by the black, female employee the letter pretends to target. My reasons include the bad or colloquial grammar "the kids is scared of her", and the emphasis put on the employee being dark skinned. The light versus dark skin hierarchy is a black construct unlikely to be brought up by a non black. There is an attempt to seem right wing by using an adulterated version of a Trump's campaign slogan. The author is likely left wing. As to motive? The writer is trying to show a conspiracy of multiple parents to discriminate against this black employee, most likely in an attempt to win money in a suit against them.

Lars Bak said...

"What's wrong with looking like a NANNY"

To me, nanny here has connotations to the time of slavery, where the sterotype nanny is a big "mamma" and the children's best friend; and herself on the level of the children in the family.

Anonymous said...

- By Willow -
The writer wants this:
"I hope you make her aware she's not wanted..." (I.e. ..YOU MAKE...)
It seems as if their aim is to make the recipient/owner of daycare-business incriminate themself in a racist crime by 'making' the black worker 'aware' she's not wanted, specifically, because of (too dark a hue of) her color.

What kind of incriminating evidence might the writer have in mind? A letter that could be used later in judicial proceedings? A private discussion that could be recorded?

Many comments here mention the text has an air of self-mockery and emotional detachment from the serious subject matter. As if the writer wouldn't take themself seriously.
When reading specially Hey Jude I started getting an impression of someone close to this black girl as the writer and the brains behind this scam to extract money from the black girl's employer - thinking they can get away with it in anonymity.
Or, not caring enough of the girl as a person, nor taking responsibility of her possibly getting fired as the scam comes inevitably out in the open.
A short-sighted, lowly, criminal approach to life that can be a boyfriend's or it may belong to some other abusive character that excerts their power over the girl.
The fact that the letter is sent to both the owner and the black girl is to make sure the scam cannot be ignored and kept in silence by the daycare owner.
The owner must appreciate the worker and maybe even like her. And thus the employer may be unwilling to take the odd-sounding threat seriously, among other reasons.
The writer has a motive of financial gain through the girl's skin color, so exposure is needed. The actor behind the scenes is a person of color, not necessarily black.

Casandra said...

"most of the kids is scared of her" . This does not seem to be written by someone with a higher education.

As to the purpose of the letter: A concerned parent would be foremost interested in the well-being of their kid. Is the daycare safe? Is it a healthy environment? Are the kids being treated well? Are they having a good time? Are they learning the right things? Are they included in activities, are they making friends? Those would be the primary concerns of a parent. The skin color of the daycare worker is not relevant for these interests. And in my experience little children do not really notice skin color (unless perhaps it is explicitly made an issue of). I have never experienced little children being scared of people with a different skin color. It just seems very strange for a 'concerned parent' to write this, without any real concerns for children. A white supremacist parent would not mind a black daycare worker. An racist parent might not want a black person coming into contact with their white child, but then it would not be logical to ask for a lighter skinned black person to replace her.

Sascha Stange said...

I also think she wrote it herself for the same reasons already outlined. The reference to mortgage as well as stating that she would send the letter to herself makes me believe that she wrote the letter to illicitly get money from her employer.

Peter Hyatt said...

Some great comments here.

Sascha: "mortgage" was important enough to enter the language.

Others are giving reasons for the points made, which allows us to work through it, correcting mistakes, and letting the author guide us.


John mcgowan said...

OT:

Nelly Arrested For Alleged Rape In Washington, Lawyer Calls It "Fabricated"

While on tour in Washington state, Nelly was arrested for allegedly raping a woman on his tour bus, TMZ reports.
The woman called 911 to report the alleged assault and accused Nelly by name around 3:45 a.m. The performer was arrested later that morning, according to an Auburn Police Department press release. Nelly's tour bus, where the woman claims the assault took place, was parked near a Walmart Supercenter.

Local Q13 Fox reports Nelly was arrested for second degree rape, though the police press release doesn't specify the charges. The police are continuing to investigate, and the 42-year-old rapper was booked in jail after being taken into custody.
Nelly's attorney, Scott Rosenblum, claimed the allegations were false in a statement provided to Refinery29.

"Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation," Rosenblum said. "Our initial investigation clearly establishes this allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness. I am confident once this scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges."

Nelly performed at the White River Amphitheater in Auburn as part of his tour with country group Florida Georgia Line hours before the call was made to 911. He was scheduled to sing at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, WA near Portland Saturday night.

The rapper was previously arrested for drug charges in Tennessee in 2015, eventually taking a plea deal to drop the felony charges. He pled guilty to misdemeanor possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

In regards to the recent sexual assault allegations, Auburn police spokesman Commander Steve Stocker told ABC News Nelly will appear before a judge "at some point." If found guilty, second degree rape is punishable by up to life in prison and/or a $50,000 fine in Washington.

http://www.refinery29.com/2017/10/175622/nelly-arrested-for-alleged-rape

Nic said...

So most of us noticed you had a black girl working for the daycare. Our problem is she's too dark most of the kids are scared of her. I am only telling you this because some of us are planning to pull our kids from the daycare she's an eye sore. I see you're trying to touch all of the nationalities but maybe hire a light skinned black she would blend more and not look like a "NANNY". She's not the first thing a child nor the parents want to see as soon as they walk in the daycare. So the choice is yours! Choose wisely remember WE THE PARENTS PAY YOUR MORTGAGE. I hope you make her aware she's not wanted. I'm sending her a copy as well. However if she needs a job Mcdonalds is always hiring her kind. So work your magic and make it disappear!!!

P.S. Just trying "TO MAKE YOUR DAYCARE GREAT AGAIN"
_____________

The author is racist and a bully.

"so" (x2) and "because" are found in conjunction with "black girl", "pull our kids", and "choice" (threat of livelihood)

"So" precedes noticing (a black girl) working for the daycare. Seeing a black girl working "for" the daycare is very sensitive to the author.

working "for", not "at" the daycare shows a hierarchical mentality

seeing/eye (sore) is a strong theme throughout the letter and what has prompted the author to write about

touch and nanny are in the same sentence; "to" touch (sensitive), is distanced from the label "nanny", (caps/strong (negative) emotion - she does not want this girl touching her "child" (abuse - either in parents background or possibly in the home)

The word "most" minimizes. The author "sees" that not all parents are bothered by the black girl working for the daycare. Most likely she has canvassed "her" group of friends. Only "one" child doesn't need to see a black girl working at the daycare, but the word parents is plural.

Suggesting a "light skinned black" defining light skinned still as black, suggests to the author, black is black, but she can tolerate a lighter skinned "black". The author "sees" the difference between all skin tones (any "nationality").

Change in language from 'the' daycare to 'your' daycare once the threat of financial loss is made. This is personal and addressed directly to where the author thinks their threat will hurt the most. Projecting what is "great" (making the mortgage), money is very important/top of mind to the author.

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Nic said...

Part 2

Change in language from "the black girl" to "it" (inanimate "thing") once the daycare operator makes the employee "disappear".


The author is a young woman/young mother, high school educated struggling to make ends meet. The font the author chose to use is typically seen in crafts, so she is crafty and maybe makes money on the side selling her crafts. The crafty/fun font goes with "friend", which glosses over the idle threat. The author does not sign the letter, instead she conceals her identity so she won't get caught/damage her reputation (possible craft sales?) in the eyes of the (liberal) community (reference the conservative tag line (make (fill in the blank) great again....)).

The note/letter is not formally addressed to the recipient, (no name,) but the author is writing to "you" as a "friend", so the threat (financial) is personal. The author is not a friend of the intended target of her threat.

The author considers herself a leader, but the reality is she is a bully. She is presenting herself as a speaker of a group of like-minded "concerned" parents, but she will not reveal her identity which would hold her accountable for her threat. So she is a coward.

Improper writing style/lacks open or closing salutation. She utilizes poor grammar, spelling, and punctuation indicating a limited education and possibly jealous of her peer's successful business (trying to take control away from the business operator).

Nic said...

Peter said:
and...

could the author be the female worker?

I will give some helpful hints as readers have more time to put their ideas forward.

Peter


Interesting thought: Workplace bully. I didn't know that the original and letter were together. Delegation (making copy for the daycare operator to disseminate to another worker).

East Indians are racial towards each other (black Indians are considered the lowest of the lowest). I don't know about the North American black community as a whole, but there is an industry built around bleaching their skin to appear lighter.

The tagline screams sarcasm to me. The author is liberal and the use of sarcasm is a back-handed slight against the daycare operator.

Nic said...

for the daycare

The word shows placement of the author.

"at" is physically further away than "for"

I left my computer at work.

My boss purchased new desks for work.

Nic said...

Peter said,
What does the author want? (specifically)


The author wants the (manager's) job.

Lucia D said...

I also wonder what the author meant by NANNY. It seems she envisions it as a racial stereotype like a "mammy" ala Gone With The Wind.

John mcgowan said...

OT:

Authorities search for missing 2-week-old baby

Authorities searched Saturday for a missing child in Newton County.

Investigators said a 15-day-old infant is missing. The baby's parents called 911 when they noticed the baby was missing around 10 a.m. They told investigators she was fed at 5 a.m. and she was gone when they woke up.

Family members gave Channel 2's Chris Jose a photo of the missing baby, Caliyah McNabb.

Newton County sheriff's deputies and search dogs were on the scene at the Eagle Point trailer park in Covington. The search grid was a two-mile radius.

"I want my kid back, man. That's my child, man. I want my kid!" Christopher McNabb said.



Jose spoke with family members outside the trailer home.

"She was so tiny. So innocent," said Caliyah's grandfather, Tim Bell.

The sheriff's office said Caliyah's disappearance is suspicious.

"15-day-old child obviously didn't leave by themselves," said Keith Crum with the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Officials said Caliyah's parents are cooperating with the investigation. They said there are no suspects or persons of interest.

"It started out as a missing child, but we treat it as a potential homicide, kidnapping," Crum said.

Family members are puzzled about how the newborn just disappeared.

"She's just a little baby. Stuff like this ain't supposed to happen," Bell said.

The Sheriff's Office suspended the search for the night around 8:30 p.m. Family members said they will continue to search.

Fathers short statement in link

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/authorities-search-for-missing-2-week-old-baby/621179564

jdugena said...

Male or female author?
Female

Black or white?
Black

Left or right politically?
I dont know (nnot sure what this means really)

Author is the black female worker
Possible motive: She wants to quit but cant (maybe because shed lose benefits? im not sure how it works there.) But possibly she may be hoping shed be compensated for being let go due to "racism")

jdugena said...

Male or female author?
Female
Reason: Letter is not aggressive, is soft and even light-hearted. It also seems to address the mothers, and gives the impression that letter writer is a mother.

Black or white?
Black
Reason: I dont know the specific reason, it just feels she is, but a comment here indicated that letter wrter is sensitive to shades of "light" and "dark" skin color of black people. Which I agree is something black people are very sensitive too. To non blacks, black only has one color and it is black.

Left or right politically?
I dont know (nnot sure what this means really)

Author is the black female worker
Possible motive: She wants to quit but cant (maybe because shed lose benefits? im not sure how it works there.) But possibly she may be hoping shed be compensated for being let go due to "racism")
Reason: Threat has shades of humor and light heartedness to someone the letter claims to dislike - which is a disconnect to its intent to kick someone out due to skin color.

Sholleri said...

Thank you :)

Nic said...

At first I thought mortgage equalled home daycare. But (we) a collective, paying "your", implies tax payer paying for service, making the tax payer "the boss" and the service provider/her livelihood (ability to pay her mortgage) at their mercy.

In this case, "nanny" makes me think of nanny state/ a government operated/subsidized daycare/subsidized placement facility.

The word "nationalities" touches on an affirmative action policy.

Magic means slight of hand and/or deceiving. Making it/the black girl disappear would go against affirmative action policy and could cost the manager her job. Losing business equates to poor performance, which in turn could jeopardize the manager's continue employment or a raise. The boss's pay is linked to her ability to run the daycare. The author probably views the manager as weak and easily manipulated and/or threatened (being fair to all).

Lorraine said...

The person has first identified herself (I think it’s a female) as a friend. So it’s most likely she is a “friend” (employee)of the daycare. Because she uses “I” a lot she is not a group of parents.

The “it” she wants to disappear is the situation she finds herself in....being the only black person who works at the daycare. She wants them to hire more people of color so she is not an eyesore. She wants to blend in with more people of color and not stand out. She even acknowledges that the daycare is open to hiring many different nationalities so she is hoping they hire more black people. She doesn’t want to lose her job.

She outright expresses this is her desire when she says that the daycare should hire a lighter color skinned black person.

Lorraine

Nic said...

Hello, I am writing this as a concerned parent and friend.

The author does not address the recipient either by name or title. This is poor rapport. She is pretending to be friendly and helpful, but she will not even address the recipient by first or last name or title, such as "Mrs." The author has two faces: 1) friendly, helpful and 2) enemy, resentful and hateful.

Concerned parent is first. Friend is second. She doesn't assign "friend" to anyone, i.e., "your" is missing. The author does not consider the recipient her "friend".

Peter Hyatt said...

The author wants the recipient to

"make it disappear."

"it".

Not she.

This is what the author wants according to the language.

What is "it" that the author wants the recipient to make disappear?

MeneMene said...

I took "it" to be the problem of having a dark-skinned black at the daycare.

Anonymous said...

Peter, "It" shocked me. That's why I do not think the very black woman is the writer.

However, who would know that the daycare owned their own building (mortage). If they had several employees, it is possible they rented space.

The writer is a visionary; likes to color coordinate.Special fonts.

Someone looking to open a "nanny" service? Tired of their kids being put in with others?

Competition?

You'd think there'd be an endless supply of kids needing care and the pettiness would not be needed.

Why write that? To place fear in the heart of the owner? Fear to the black woman?

Lorraine said...

“It”is the situation she finds herself in...being alone in her nationality. She wants more people of color to work with her.

Anonymous said...

-By Willow-

..." So work your magic and make it disappear!!!"

The sentence has two idiomatic modes of expression: "work your magic" and "make it disppear".
The writer gets carried away with these smug verbal inventions of his. He flaunts it throwing them at the recipient playfully.
The writer forgets that a sentence needs to be clear first of all in case the piece is expected to be appreciated. Clearness however, is not of importance to him, he enjoys the platform, attention and his own creativity.
He is almost there at the final crescendo of the piece. How cool. This gig works if it does, and if it doesn't, who cares.

"It" may mean the general feeling of stress the writer experiences because of lying and the whole scam. He is selling the employer a non-problem as something real and threatening. "It" may mean that the writer knows the employer is reluctant to buy his nonsense and he doesn't like it. "It" needs to go away.
The recipient has the power to "make it disappear" by playing with the writer's rules, doing as he suggests.

Anonymous said...

The is a movie "The Black Nanny" that came out in 2016. Perhaps this person thinks them self the director of such given some people live in altered reality.

Or, it could be she wears a head dress like some black women do and looks tremendous in it as a white woman-or other- could never look as good. (New and fashionable, similar to the older style but with a neat twisted knot in the front).

John mcgowan said...

OT above:

Sad news

Chris Jose‏Verified account @ChrisJoseWSB 7m7 minutes ago
More
Breaking: Search volunteers in Newton Co have found missing baby Caliyah McNabb. She was located in the woods in a duffel bag. @wsbtv

https://twitter.com/ChrisJoseWSB/status/917105327870480387

Bobcat said...

Money, to pay her mortgage.

Bobcat said...

"It" is her mortgage. The author (smelt it, dealt it) is the black female employee who seeks money, rather than work a second job at McDonald's to make her mortgage debt go away. Is a fake hate gofundme up yet?

Anonymous said...

"It" is the author's problem--a conflict with her co-worker.

I think, as I posted above, that the author is a female coworker, likely white, who has a conflict or problem or power struggle with her Black coworker & wants her gone. Wants the problem to disappear, & the only way she found to achieve this "magic" act of disappearing the problem was to threaten the owner's business & financial viability.

Guessing wildly here, but a conflict this deep-seated likely means one of the 2 women is a relatively new hire, within the last 9 months. If they were longterm coworkers, this escalation would have happened years ago. The author has few economic choices, otherwise she would simply quit. I think the emphasis on "NANNY", which is oddly capitalized, is because that & babysitting are the work she's done in the past, & it feels like a humiliating step down to her. Working at the daycare centre is a step up from her previous work,& she means to keep her position by any means necessary.

Buckley said...

Female
Black (certain grammar errors are those commonly found in African-American writing and speech)
Democrat (anti-Trump)

The subject of the l

Buckley said...

The font is cute and playful- my wife is a preschool teacher and this is exactly the kind of font she'd use in work.

Foolsfeedonfolly said...

My Vote:

Woman- The letter is very wordy (168 words), rambles, and is "emotional". Whereas most men tend to be direct, to the point, particularly if there's a problem.

Black or White- Guessing here, but I'm going with black.

1. It feels like the writer seems to go overboard trying to convince that she's white by using certain "key" phrases she thinks a racist white would use ("black girl", pitching an old stereotype that kids are afraid of dark colored people, pitching the Nanny stereotype like this is Gone With The Wind, "her kind"). A white racist isn't going to "notice" there's a black girl- "notice" is a casual word, polite and civil...not exactly how you'd phrase a deeply-held prejudice or racial bias.

2. Supposedly the reason "I/we/us/they" want her fired is because she's "too dark", but a racist white would actually have more contempt for the suggested "light-skinned black girl". A white racist would never suggest a light-skinned black as an acceptable substitute (in fact, that would be considered more offensive in their world, being the offspring/descendant of a white and a black union). But a black activist trying to start a forest fire by fanning the flame with a fake hate incident would.

3. The complete lack of linguistic scorn/contempt/anger towards the "black girl" from someone who's supposed to be being motivated by racism. Soft language indicates a lack of commitment to the script of this being a hate letter ("she's an eye sore", "light-skinned black", "I hope you make her aware she's not wanted", "if she needs a job"- as opposed to "She can always get a job at McDonald's, they're always hiring her kind" or "Her kind can always get a job at McDonald's!"). I think the writer is trying to create extreme distance from herself by using "her kind", instead of "black girls" or even just "blacks".

Politically Left- The writer uses phrasing central to liberals who like to think of themselves as reaching out ("to touch all nationalities"). Phrases like "make her aware" suggest social justice activism. In what's supposed to be a letter threatening the Daycare owner's livelihood if she/they don't fire "the black girl", typing "she's not wanted" in conjunction with "I hope" and "make her aware" evidences that the writer cannot violate her own belief system by actually typing racially hateful remarks. The "NANNY" innuendo is playing the race card. The "threat" of "I'm sending her [the black girl] a copy as well" is manipulation, as well as guarantees this "hate crime" will become a media issue. The P.S. seems to be obvious overkill, with its pointed poke at Donald Trump/Republicans.

Foolsfeedonfolly said...

Just My Opinions:

This person is not the parent of a Daycare child. She never verbally takes possession of a child at the Daycare, except within the safety of a crowd "our kids". She writes "She's [the black girl's] not the first thing a child nor the parents want to see soon as they walk in the daycare."- She asserts "a child", not my child or our children. She then verbally excludes herself from the group of daycare parents with "the" parents (it should be me/us/we parents). She further excludes herself as a daycare parent with as "they" walk in the door(it should be "we" if she's a daycare parent like she wants the reader to believe). In the next line she continues the deception by threatening "WE THE PARENTS PAY YOUR MORTGAGE...".

Her pronouns are all over the place: I am writing, most of us, our problem, I am only telling you, some of us, our kids, I see, WE THE PARENTS, I hope, I'm sending. The writer is attempting to hide in a crowd (i.e. "create some smoke, make some noise").

The Font is MS Word Jokerman- it doesn't fit the polite, cordial, friendly-warning vibe of the note warning of a mass exodus of paying parents from the Daycare if the black girl isn't replaced. The note is too casual in layout, writing style, phrasing, and too "clean" and "soft" to actually be authentic.

Guessing Here at Motivation:

Either the Daycare owner is a Republican and the letter is intended to harm her business with allegations of racism by Daycare parents.

The owner is a Democrat/Left-Leaning and attempting to make it look like Donald Trump/the Republican Party are harming business owners (i.e. is responsible for creating or promoting hatred of blacks in the workplace).

Buckley said...

"It" is racism by parents the writer/daycare worker feels, but can't prove to superiors. The letter is meant to make it real to her employer, and prompt the daycare to somehow prompt the parents to feel sorry for her and treat her better.

Anonymous said...

The author could also be someone that used to date/be married to the black woman's man.

Miss thang!
Your're all that! (it)

It does reek of jealousy regardless of who it's directed at.

Foolsfeedonfolly said...

In re-reading the note, I think the writer may be the worker and she may be signalling that she has done something that scared "a child" because she says "She's not the first thing a child (one specific) nor the parents (specific parents) wants to see soon as they walk in the daycare"(grouping the child and parent together at the drop-off).

Being fired under the guise of racism, with this note (and the copy that the racist was so thoughtful to provide to her) as "proof" gains her money (GoFundMe accounts/lawsuit proceeds/Out of Court Settlement/Severance Pay/Hush Money, widespread sympathy, community support, and likely multiple job offers- likely higher paying, as well). I think this is a pretty good ruse, given most people these days are hooked and jerked around by emotion and business owners live in fear of being branded racist/sexist/homophobic and boycotted.

Is she the only black worker at the day care or the only "dark" black worker at the daycare. If there are other black workers, are they maybe "lighter skinned", and do
they dislike her or don't like the way she interacts with the children or a certain child? I wonder if she has done something to make a specific child or several children afraid of her. Perhaps a frightened child in trying to described her to a parent has used "dark" or "black", as opposed to "brown", further identifying her and that 's why it's in the language.

Foolsfeedonfolly said...

Thinking on Peter's comment Re: Mortgage (WE PAY YOUR MORTGAGE...)

This was written by a disgruntled employee. The work that she and others do at the daycare pays the owners's personal mortgage, not the daycare's mortgage. Class envy.

Foolsfeedonfolly said...

Adding onto my last comment re: Peter's hint to consider the inclusion of "mortgage". Why is mortgage in the writer's mind-vocabulary?

Thinking me about class envy/entitlement:

"WE PAY YOUR MORTGAGE"

"Just trying 'TO MAKE YOUR DAYCARE GREAT AGAIN' "

Buckley said...

I'm reading "MAKE _____ GREAT AGAIN" as a Trump bash.

Hey Jude said...

The writer’s problem is the skin tone of the girl
She is too dark most of the kids is scared of her

Solution
*Maybe*
Hire a lighter skinned black

*She* would tone in better and not look like a nanny’

Who looks like a nanny? The black girl
Who would tone in better?
*She* would

Who is she?
A lighter skinned black

Why does the writer say ‘she’ when, I think, ‘who’ would be more expected there?
Maybe hire a lighter skinned black girl *who* would tone in better
*She* seems too personal in reference to maybe hiring a different person, who could not yet be a ‘she’ to the writer? Wouldn’t it be a ‘who’? It might not even be a girl, for all she or anyone could speculate, yet to the writer there is a ‘she’ who is a lighter skinned girl who would tone in better, and ‘not look like a nanny’.

Hey Jude said...

Are the light skinned girl and the one who would not look like a nanny somehow the same person in the mind of the writer? How are they a ‘she’ rather than an unknown ‘who’?

I think the ‘it’ is her skin tone. Letters sent to both are in order to force a conversation. The girl needs to be ‘made aware’ of the problem, which is ‘she is too dark most of the kids is scared of her.’ What might be a solution? *Maybe* hire a lighter skinned black girl.

Is it possible she is angling for her boss to fund an expensive skin lightening procedure? She might intend to say it doesn’t need to be a problem, she also would rather she had lighter skin but the procedures are so expensive, if her boss pays for it, they’d all be happy? An immature girl might think like that if she was desperate for lighter skin. No need for animosity and a lawsuit, or parents pulling their kids out of the daycare, just fund a procedure - ‘work your magic’ and make it go away. Skin lightening might seem like magic to someone who wanted to be lighter.

Hey Jude said...

Yes, she scared the kids - 'she is too dark most of the kids is scared of her' - and they don't want to go to her when they arrive at daycare.

'She is too dark' - maybe that's in personality.

---

'Choose wisely'. - what is the choice between? It is not stated.

Karen said...

I think the writer IS the black worker. Is this worker a teen or young 20's? The font selection is ridiculous. No one writes a letter with that font. Unless you are on the younger side and work in day care. In my experience the only people that call out blacks based on their skin tone is other blacks. People are "too black" or "not black enough". White people don't use those terms. This could be a regional thing? I think this girl is trying to start something. She wants to be fired, so she can sue. She's obviously on the left, since she took a hit at Trump at the bottom.

Anonymous said...

JO says:

The black employee wrote the letter. Her plan is to present the copy she "received" - to her employer, in hopes of getting laid off & thus eligible for unemployment.

Eric said...

I'm going for the young white woman who first posted the letter in social media, but I'm afraid my choice was less based on SA than on what I've already learned from Thomas Wictor TL at https://twitter.com/ThomasWictor; so my conclusions here may seem 'reverse engineering' from my belief that she's the author.
Apparently she is the daycare owner's daughter - hence the very specific reference to 'mortgage', with enough sensitivity to warrant a purposeful spelling error. Purposeful, for she is trying to impersonate a 'deplorable' Trump supporter. Is the Daycare struggling financially?
NANNY: as someone pointed above, this may conjure, for the author, more an archetypical nanny from movies such as 'Gone with the wind' than some real-life nanny. Since she's a young woman, i'd gather that she got that from parodies like those seen in 'Saturday Night Live' sketches. From that we can assume that she lives in a fantasy world made up of things caught here and there from TV and movies.
That would explain the 'Make Your Daycare Great Again' at the end - that's what a caricature of a Trump supporter, which she takes for an authentic likeness, would say. A very poor imagination.
A light skinned black: that may seem something a white woman wouldn't point to, but the daycare has a 'touch of all nationalities', is apparently very 'diverse'; maybe this is something the daycare takes pride in proclaim, and the author, sharing the same outlook, doesn't put all personnel 'of color' under the same category, noticing nuances of tone that white people don't usually do.
What does she want? Facebook and Twitter likes, posturing.

Nic said...

Peter said:
What is "it" that the author wants the recipient to make disappear?


Her (perceived) station in life?

Nic said...

Karen said:
In my experience the only people that call out blacks based on their skin tone is other blacks. People are "too black" or "not black enough". White people don't use those terms. This could be a regional thing? I think this girl is trying to start something. She wants to be fired, so she can sue.


If the author is black (and I agree with your thoughts about black on black,) I agree.

Anonymous said...

Thinking out loud here.

Hire a light skinned black. Maker her aware she's not wanted. Make it disappear.
The writer doesn't wants the black employee to be seen. The writer never says fire her.

The writer never says angry racist words (like the n word), there is no swearing and the insulting words used are very mild. Almost like the writer is uncomfortable using more racy terminology. Who would take the time to write a letter about someone else and the only request is to maybe hire a light skinned black.

Some of us are planning to pull our kids. Planning, yet no imminent concern it will happen any minute. We the parents pay your mortgage. It's your choice and choose wisely. What choice does she mean? The only request is to hire a light skinned black person.

Someone very close to the daycare. I don't believe a parent wrote it. A female. A democrat. Someone young. Someone white. Someone who wants the job of the black employee.

I don't know Peter. Is there really more information we could glean from the words in letter itself? I was hoping for a Sunday night answer from you. Please tell us!

Your friend,

GetThem

Anonymous said...

Female
Black
Not sure about political bent

I think the writer is the "black girl". I think she feels (or likes to imagine) kids/people are scared of her. I think she despises her blackness, and wants "it" to "disappear". How else could this happen but by "magic" in the mind of someone who wants their life to be different?

I think she enjoys martyrdom and thrives on sympathy, the poor despised black girl. I think this is her end goal. I think she doesn't like herself, and manipulates others into feeling sorry for her.

She makes reference to others' perception of the "black girl" when she can have no clue what kids and parents think of her (unless they told her, which she does not say). For example, -the kids is (are) scared of her - the kids and parents don't want to see her when they walk into the daycare - and the idea of making her "aware" she is not wanted - all speak to personal experience with rejection.

She hates working with kids - capitalizing the word "nanny" to draw attention to the lowliness of the role (even as she feigns to be a parent who puts her precious children in such nanny's care!). It is not she who is un-loved but she who does not love others.

SLH


Anonymous said...

Ditto

Lars Bak said...

Peter asked: "What is "it" that the author wants the recipient to make disappear?"

The choise between paying the mortgage or keeping the dark employee? And since mortgages are not likely to go away, the choise should be given: get rid of the dark woman.

"... but maybee hire a light skinned black..." - is the writer presenting herself as a possibility here? Maybe a coworker (unwillingly) on her way out; or somebody wanting to change work place from McDonalds to the daycare?

Anonymous said...

South African female author with Afrikaans background. Suggested by confusion of singular\plural pronouns and verbs and use of 'black'.

Peter Hyatt said...

"it" is not a person. (unless you're Stephen King)

The key is to believe the author "in the moment"; or language specific.


Another question: What is the author's linguistic disposition towards black skin?

Peter

Lars Bak said...

No, it is a choise?

Lars Bak said...

Another question: What is the author's linguistic disposition towards black skin?

I woud say light skin - okay, dark skin - not okay.

But it's confusing; it doesn't take magic to fire somebody, but I don't think it would pass as an add for skinlightening chemicals..:)

Trudy said...

Did the owner of the day care, rather than the employee, write the letter? She has a mortgage. The word "eyesore" is more commonly used to describe a building than a person. Is "It" is the day care building? She wants to make it great again.

Peter Hyatt said...

Lars, don't "read " it. Go pick out the words that tell us the linguistic disposition.

You'll get it.

Pick and isolate actual words.

Look at the words themselves.

This is always best in team analysis.

Anonymous said...

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https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11129/trump-message-north-korea-iran

Peter Hyatt said...

Regarding make "it disappear";

the author (self) needs something gone. Remember, its autobiographical. We are in the realm of leakage and are trying to grasp motive and personality --it we do these first, the leakage begins to suggest itself.

It is very challenging work when seeking accuracy over guess work.

We must "analyze"; that is, break down into very small pieces, examine closely, and put back together again.

We must consider "masking"; that is, the language that the author deliberately uses to conceal identity. The first step in "unmasking" (this word has a new meaning thanks to the corrupt justice department) is

Singular v Plural.

Is the writer one person or more than one?

If the emphasis is plural, it is likely a single author.

This is a good place to start.

Peter

PS: anonymous that's Alan Dershowitz. I will Read it.

Samantha_C said...

There may be more than one 'black girl' employed at the daycare. She emphasizes the dark color of skin to let the reader quickly recognize who she is referring to.
The employee is the author. She chose this font to disarm the tone of the letter. She does not want to lose her job. Her grammatical errors are fake. She is using political and racial angles to catch attention from social media.
She either wants her own mortgage to disappear, or a particular child removed from the daycare.

Anonymous said...

Peter:

Linguistically, she is negatively disposed toward black skin

Examples:
-"shes too dark"
-"a light skinned black she would blend more"
-"shes not wanted"
-"her kind"

The letter is written by one person

-the pronoun used in the address at the beginning is "I" and the words parent and friend are singular
-the use of the word "a" (concerned parent...) identifies her as one person, though implying she is one of many

What is said at the beginning is very important, right? Why does she say she is writing as a "friend"? It seems an odd way to identify yourself when talking consumer to business.

SLH

Anonymous said...

It seems the "thing" the author wants to go away is the dark black woman's feeling of belonging.

...I HOPE you let her know she's not wanted.

Make IT disappear.

Anonymous said...

Okay, back at it again. This time I had my 14 year old daughter read it with me. She enjoys Statement Analysis. She said it looks like a female kid wrote it. She says mortgage is misspelled and the punctuation and commas are missing. She also said the first sentence "I am writing this as a concerned parent and friend" sticks out. To try to make the reader believe she is both. She also says the letter is too informal by starting the second sentence with "so..." instead of starting with "Most of us" -- and that it is a kid choice font rather than an adult.

My smart kid says the author wants the employee to blend in and not "look" like nanny. Does she want someone to look more like herself?

WE THE PARENTS PAY YOUR MORTAGE. My daughter says the author is once again trying solidify the words "the parents." The author is claiming again to be a parent, but she is youthful. We both don't believe she has a child in the daycare.

My kid: She mocks Donald Trump which makes her most probably a democrat, but democrats are for black rights.

The end of my daughter's points.
_________

So what teenage girl sees the daycare regularly and doesn't like the black woman? Why wouldn't she like the black woman? She would have to be looking and seeing the woman frequently. If the mortgage is flagged for importance, then why would a teenager know or care about it? Who is this kid? A neighbor? A sibling to a child from the daycare. But why do they care about a mortgage. Someone who wants the job of the employee? UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I give up.

GetThem


Lars Bak said...

I agree with anonymous. If it is "autobiographical" one might think that she wants to get rid of her dark skin. That would be in line with, that it would take "magic" to make it go away. But then it is confusing why she would express that in this form. I can't get my head around why she introduces "magic".

Leakage is difficult! What leakage do we find here - mortgage, blend in, McDonald's? - This is over my head.

Lars Bak said...

PS! Anonymous - are you masking as your daughter..:)

Peter Hyatt said...

Does the language show oxytocin or testosterone?

Peter

Peter Hyatt said...

14 year old observed:

"She says mortgage is misspelled and the punctuation and commas are missing. She also said the first sentence "I am writing this as a concerned parent and friend" sticks out."

Smart kid! Get her hooked on Ben Shapiro videos on youtube. It is a real help to battle the propaganda and virtue signaling that is done in our schools.

Back to her thinking...

Lars, this might be fun to do in team analysis.

14 year old:
" She also said the first sentence "I am writing this as a concerned parent and friend" sticks out. "

She is correct.

this introduction, especially that the author is "concerned" is unnecessary information; which makes it VERY important to us.

Consider that the author may not be a parent.

Starting to come together?

Peter

Peter Hyatt said...

Like a puzzle with pieces in my hand, it is challenging to not try to fit them.

The author has knowledge of the day care's mortgage.

Peter

Anonymous said...

Lars,

I am not pretending to be my daughter. I've been around for years and Peter knows my blog name and he knows who I am on Facebook, because, I told him and, he can see my Facebook page. I already gave several guesses above and I needed help so I asked my daughter. Both of my kids are smart, but only one enjoys Statement Analysis and we use it (or try) quite frequently. My daughter who guessed, is a huge reader and writer and spends most of her time that way by choice. She is in 2 Honor's classes and was recently invited to the "Junior" Honor's society.

GetThem

Lars Bak said...

Hi Anonymous. I didn't doubt you for a second. It was (ment to be) a joke given the context.

Kit Perez said...

I did not read all of the comments, so if this has already been mentioned, my apologies.

It appears that the letter was written by the 'too black' woman in question. In other words, fake hate. Again. Still. Always.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Peter. You made her smile and she read your words twice!

GetThem

Lars Bak said...

Knowledge of the mortgage... I'm sending her a copy as well... who can do that... the leader of the daycare? Is the leader searching for a legitimate pretext to get rid of the dark woman?

GetThem said...

I'm the daughter.

GetThem said...

I'm the Mom.

GetThem said...

Well it wasn't a"joke"to me you dipshitHOG!

Nic said...

Peter said:
Regarding make "it disappear";

the author (self) needs something gone.


She wants her hate/racism to disappear. It's the black girl's fault (her skin is too dark) that she is feeling the hate she feels. The author identifies many "nationalities" which do not trigger her hate because they "blend". However, this one girl is too dark for her liking. Is this daycare staffed via an HR department?

Something I noted when reading the the letter the first time. It reminded me of something finger tapped on a phone. i.e., missed periods/run on sentences. The font style is something that is used in crafts... or found on an announcement from an elementary teacher, or "cheery" signs/announcements posted at the door of a kindergarten or daycare. I'm wondering if the letter itself could have been printed off at work, i.e., the daycare printer.

The author was going to "send" her a copy as well. (Authority) Did the black girl referenced in the letter ever receive her copy?

Is it possible the daycare manager wrote this? And in doing what "the letter" told her do, "hoped" the employee would quit if she knew "most" of the parents didn't want her working there/around their kids? It would be embarrassing for the employee not knowing which parents didn't like her because of the colour of her skin. If the author "hopes" the recipient makes her aware she's not "wanted, then why bother sending her a copy (authority) along with a recommendation of employment elsewhere? (The author's true feelings about her worth/economic entitlement.) Is it a "opening" to approach the employee, i.e., "did you get this?" ...hands it to employee "No? Oh dear, I'm so sorry..."

"Nanny" is fancy for babysitter. Describing the black girl as a nanny (caps/yelling) means the author doesn't think the black girl is professional looking which, in the author's mind, is a reflection on "all" of the professional daycare workers.

There is a change in verb tense from past (had) to present, and also there is a change in language from "the daycare" when talking about the perceived staffing problem, "your" daycare (ownership/control) after the staffing "matter" has been corrected, like "magic".

The sytax used makes it sound like the author wants to sound like their from the South. I don't know if this is purposeful to try to throw the reader off about who the author really is.

GetThem said...

I can't sign in,I'm the daughter.
GetThem.

GetThem said...

Stop "explaining"it wrongly Nic,your ridiculous "analysis"is shambolic.

GetThem said...

Hiya you look cute :)

Nic said...

*they're from the South.

Anonymous said...

I think everyone knows that is not me posting the rude comments. I don't do that.

GetThem

Christina-Marie Wright said...

I gave a cursory response on Facebook, but now I'm digging deeper. Here is what I have, so far:

Hello I am writing this as a concerned parent and friend!


Polite greeting. This is not congruent to the “racist” message contained in the rest of the letter.

Author establishes self as the writer, a concerned parent, and a friend, with concerned parent being the priority over friendship.

The writer asserting that they are a “friend” is also not congruent to the message of the letter, but implies that the author is someone the daycare owner knows.


So most of us noticed you have a black girl working for the daycare.


Sentence begins with a conversational “so,” which indicates a need to explain. The author is explaining the purpose of the letter.

The singular author now becomes “most of us” — plural. Who is “us?” Is it multiple concerned parents and friends?

This sentence directs the letter to “you,” which is presumably the daycare operator to whom the letter was sent.

The recipient of the letter is alleged by the writer to “have a black girl working for the daycare.”

The subject is first “black,” and then a “girl,” which indicates a young woman or child. The daycare worker may be a young adult, or seen as immature to the writer. It is also of note that some women frequently call one another “girl,” regardless of chronological age.

The “black girl” is working “for” the daycare, rather than “at” the daycare. This establishes the subject as under the authority of the daycare, rather than an employee who simply works (“at”) there.

The writer has told us the reason for the letter is: the daycare has a subordinate “black girl” working “for” the daycare. We will see if that reason is the real purpose of the letter.

Our problem is she’s too dark most of the kids is scared of her.


The author continues to speak for a group, as “our” problem is “she’s too dark...”

The writer says the problem of the group is that the subject is “too dark.” The writer does not say the problem is that the subject is black, but that she is “too dark.”

This should be two separate sentences, or at least have a connecting word, but the writer continues with “most of the kids is scared of her.”

Most — not all — of the “kids” is scared of the subject, in the author’s mind. The author does not choose the word “children,” which would convey risk or concern, but chooses “kids,” instead. The author does not actually believe the children fear the subject.

“The kids” (plural) “is” (singular) scared of her. This mismatch of language may be an error, or it may be indicative of how the author generally speaks.

The author now indicates that the “black girl” is “too dark,” and the “kids is scared of her,” but does not support that concern in the language.

Nic said...

Blogger Lars Bak said...
Knowledge of the mortgage... I'm sending her a copy as well... who can do that... the leader of the daycare? Is the leader searching for a legitimate pretext to get rid of the dark woman?


Yes.

Mortgage - the letter refers to the daycare operator's mortgage (her job pays her mortgage). If she got caught for racism in the workplace, it would cost her her job and ability to get another job like it, ergo she would likely lose her house.

Anonymous said...

Nic, I like what you're saying about the owner writing it. But wouldn't it be a lot of work for her to hire a black woman, only to get rid of her? Plus the letter indicates there may be a variety of people of color working there.

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Magic. What does magic have to do with anything? A kid would think of magic before an adult. Ouiji boards? What kind of magic do kids, or more likely, teens, use? Twilight, vampires, that kind of magic maybe?

The NANNY reference is confusing. A nanny to me, would indicate a more elevated job than working at a daycare. Probably more money, paid vacations, maybe even taken on vacations, a reliable vehicle. Another word for grandparent is nanny. So maybe the employee looks old to the author?

Nic said...
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Christina-Marie Wright said...

I am only telling you this because some of us are planning to pull our kids from the daycare shes an eye sore.


The author reverts back to “I” when taking ownership for telling the recipient “this.”

The author says they are “only” telling the daycare owner “this” because of a reason, which indicates there was a choice not to tell, but the author chose to, for a reason which should be explained, immediately after.

“Because” indicates a need to explain WHY. Why what? Whatever follows will tell us why the author is “only” telling the daycare owner “this.”

“Some of us are planning” tells us why the author is telling the daycare owner “this” — because some (not all) of us (the author goes back to speaking for a group of concerned parents or friends) are planning (forming an idea about something which may or may not happen in the future) something.

What is being “planned” by “us?” The author tells us: “to pull our kids from the daycare.”

When speaking for the group, the author chooses “kids,” again conveying none of the risk or concern that would be associated with the word choice of “children.”

The author makes a threat, here, but it’s not assertive or definitive. Rather than saying parents WILL pull their kids from the daycare, the author merely says that “some” are “planning” to do so.

The author is not serious about the threat.

The author continues: “shes an eye sore.”

Grammatically, this should be a separate sentence, or include a connective word. There should be an apostrophe in “shes,” and “eye sore” should be one word: eyesore.

The author remarks on the appearance of the subject: she’s an eyesore — something unpleasant for the public to look at.

Nic said...

Lars Bak said...
Knowledge of the mortgage... I'm sending her a copy as well... who can do that... the leader of the daycare? Is the leader searching for a legitimate pretext to get rid of the dark woman?

Nic said: Yes.


Or, "self hate". Maybe it is the "target" who wrote the letter. If autobiographical as Peter says, then there is self-hate, not light enough, stands out, looks uneducated (nanny), maybe cannot afford the same level of education, so is career limited (will never be a manager).

The letter begins in the past tense (had a black girl working for the daycare). If it is the target who is the author, it was written with the a means to an end (money, enough for a downpayment on a house).

Christina-Marie Wright said...

I see you’re trying to touch all of the nationalities but maybe hire a light skinned black she would blend more...



The author references a visual ("I see") of an attempt on the part of the daycare owner ("you're trying to touch all of the nationalities"), which both indicates that the author is bothered by something seen (presumably, the "too dark" "black girl"?), while at the same time lightly praising the daycare owner for inclusiveness.

Again, this points to an author who is not actually racist. Why praise the owner for inclusion and diversity, if the author is racist?

"...you're trying to touch all the nationalities" includes the word "touch," which is in contrast to the beginning of the sentence, with "see." "Touch" implies coming into contact with something. How is the daycare owner "touching" all the nationalities?

The use of the word "nationalities" here is interesting, since the letter seems focused not on nationality, and not on race, but on "darkness" of a person's skin color. Are some of the daycare workers from different countries of origin? If so, how would the author know that, without question?

"...but maybe hire a light skinned black..." The word "but" negates what came before it. The author is, in essence, taking back the compliment to the owner for inclusion and diversity.

The word "maybe" indicates there may be more than one option or choice for the owner. It is not a demand that the owner change anything, but rather "maybe" should consider it.

Again, a "light skinned black" would be acceptable to the author. This letter is NOT about race.

"...she would blend more..." Once again, we have a run-on sentence. The author does not say "blend IN more," which seems more natural, but simply "blend." One thing coems to mind, here: 1) in makeup culture, women often use the word "blend," rather than the phrase "blend in," when discussing the appearance of makeup. (Example" "Did you see that she didn't blend her eye shadow?" Or, "I'm going to use this brush to blend my contour...") This would give merit to the writer being a younger female, as this language is used almost exclusively by young females in makeup culture, with the exception of a few males and non-binary individuals who also give makeup tutorials/critiques.

Christina-Marie Wright said...

...and not look like a “NANNY."

I still think this is a misguided attempt to claim the subject should not look like a "MAMMY," a phrase used for black slave childcare workers. Most of today's folks over the age of 40 have seen or at least heard of (we watched it in our US History class in school!) the movie Gone With the Wind, which prominently features Scarlett's black female caregiver, who was known simply as "Mammy."

However, the author doesn't write that, even if it is what is intended, so I have to look at what the author DID write.

What does this mean to the author?

(Personally, when I think of "nanny," I think of an au pair -- a young woman, usually from a European country, who comes to the U.S. on a student visa to attend school and provide care for a family's children through an agency -- because my family considered hiring one. I also think of Hispanic caregivers, as when I'm in large, metropolitan cities, I often see Hispanic women (usually middle-aged) picking up white children from schools or pushing white babies in strollers. And, I think of women of all ethnicities and ages, because I personally know many women who have been nannies, and they don't fit a singular description. My mother was a nanny in middle age, and she is white. I also know men who have been nannies, so... I don't have a visual idea of what a "nanny" *should* look like, and I only write all this to acknowledge my own bias.)

To the author, a "NANNY" looks like the subject of the letter. The author asserts the "too dark" "black girl" who doesn't "blend" looks like a "NANNY."

Christina-Marie Wright said...

She’s not the first thing a child nor the parents want to see soon as they walk in the daycare.

Here, we have the author correctly using an apostrophe in "she's," so we know the author is capable of doing so, though it is neglected elsewhere in the letter.

The word "not" appears here, making the sentence negative, and sensitive.

Is the subject "the first thing" a child or parents see when they enter the daycare? Does the subject work at the front desk?

"...a child..." This is the first time the author has used the word "child" in the letter. The word "child" as opposed to "kid" indicates risk, harm, or concern, but this is the first time it has appeared. What has changed? The "child" is walking into the daycare.

We also have A child. A single child. Just one. Which one is it?

"...nor the parents..." The word "nor" is slightly formal (although misused here -- if the word "nor" is to be present and make this sentence work, it would be, "Neither the children NOR the parents want to see her as soon as they walk into the daycare."), for the tone of the rest of the letter. It seems out of place, and possibly used as a less elegant speaker attempting to appear more elegant, or a more formal speaker who is trying to appear less formal may have inadvertently allowed it to slip in.

The author speaks here of "the parents," and no longer represents herself as part of that group (previously, it was "us"). Is it ALL the parents? Why is the author no longer part of that group? What has changed? "The parents" are walking into the daycare.

"...want to see soon as they walk in the daycare." This portion of the sentence doesn't flow well. It feels like there wants to be an "as" before soon, and the word "in" wants to be "into," as I used, above, making this portion instead "... want to see AS soon as they walk INTO the daycare."

This awkwardness points to this sentence being very sensitive to the author, along with being reported in the negative, AND being a departure from ownership, AND finally using the word "child."

This sentence is VERY important.

Peter Hyatt said...

Kit Perez said...
I did not read all of the comments, so if this has already been mentioned, my apologies.

It appears that the letter was written by the 'too black' woman in question. In other words, fake hate. Again. Still. Always.
October 9, 2017 at 12:08 PM



How many of you agree with Kit?

A. Yes
B. No
C. Maybe.


Peter

Anonymous said...

No. Not completely.

I agree with Kit that it is fake hate. But I don't think the letter was written by the too black woman.

Christina-Marie Wright said...

I agree with Kit that it is "fake hate." I am not yet done with analyzing the entire letter, so I am not yet ready to make a call on the author, except to say it is a female, and probably a younger woman (18-26).

Christina-Marie Wright said...

So the choice is yours!

Again, we see "So" at the beginning of the sentence. I would suggest the author frequently uses this word at the beginning of sentences. "So" can also imply a need to explain or persuade.

The author says the choice is that of the daycare owner -- there IS a choice (although the author does not list here what the choice is, or what alternative choices might be available). It is not a demand.

The sentence ends with an exclamation point, which doesn't seem necessary. It almost feels like it should include a smiley face emoji after it. Like, "It's totally up to you, girlfriend! :) Do whatever you think is right! Lol"

Choose wisely remember WE THE PARENTS PAY YOUR MORTAGE.

Another run-on sentence. I would be interested to see writing samples from social media posts of those who work at the daycare, or take their kids there, because this seems to be a pattern.

"Choose wisely..." The author urges the owner to make the "wise" choice, but does not clearly define what that choice is about. It could be the author is talking about a choice that only the author and the owner know about.

"...remember..." The author seeks to remind the owner, here. This doesn't seem necessary, as it is information that the owner likely has more and better knowledge of than the author.

..."WE THE PARENTS PAY YOUR MORTAGE." The author slips back into belonging to a group of parents, and purports again to speak for them. This sentence is capitalized, showing the author wants to call specific attention to it. The author has knowledge of the owner's mortgage. Does it refer to a personal home mortgage? Or a commercial mortgage on the daycare?

Mortgage is misspelled.

Shannon Miller said...

"Work your magic and make it disappear".
This sounds like the author has knowledge of the recipient working "magic" previously or making something "disappear" previously. Could be a subtle attempt at blackmail. The "it" could be some kind of debt.

Hey Jude said...

Well, the owner would have knowledge of her mortgage, as would her family members - the owner would be most likely to also know the girl employee. Why would she have hired her in the first place, rather than a lighter skinned girl, if those were her thoughts - she was too dark, looked like a nanny, would fit in well at MacDonald’s?

If the owner wrote the letter, would it be in order to present the daycare as welcoming of all nationalities, and choosing well, in deciding to keep the girl on, despite claimed objections from some parents? A bit like virtue signalling, but without any virtue.

It would not be good for business to keep on a girl some parents believe ‘most of the kids is scared of’ - that would be a minus for the owner being the author, at least if the intention was to ‘virtue signal’ by keeping on the ‘too dark’ girl, and attracting a more diverse client base. Even if she said it was nonsense, some parents might believe it.

Would the girl herself write that ‘most of the kids is scared of her’? I think she might, but only if she had scared them, and was using her skin colour as a distraction from a real reason for them being scared.

That does sound a childish phrase ‘most of the kids is scared of her’, especially ‘scared of’ - something a young girl would be more likely to write than an adult. If the kids were scared of her, others would have noticed, it would be a concern, not left to the chance of a parent possibly writing an anonymous letter. Logically, she would not have chance to write it, if the kids were scared of her, issues would have been been raised directly by parents .

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I thought again if the writer might be a jealous rival for the girl’s job? There though, she does not say the girl should be fired, dismissed, replaced. Is there jealousy in the ‘not the first thing a child or the parents want to see’ - what is in the negative is sensitive. Is it that the girl IS the first ‘thing’ the children and parents want to see - and that she is popular? Is ‘thing’ resentful - does the writer not like or want her to be the first person a child and parents want to see? Is ‘most of the kids is scared of her’ an attempt to besmirch? Along with the criticism of skin tone, and ‘Nanny’? Is there a rival who is jealous of, and admires, who wants to work alongside the girl? One who also is aware of the owner’s mortgage - or ‘mortage’. Adults know how to spell ‘mortgage’. :). Perhaps too much of an assumption - people who haven’t, don’t, or expect to have one might not necessarily know the correct spelling.

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IDK who wrote it. :-/.


christina said...

Do we have a winner?

The author knows exactly who will read the letter, so "work your magic..' isnt this something we say to a person that we know that is efficient and gets things done?
Its someone that works with that person.

The letter was send in 2 copies. If I am to send hate mail, surely I would differentiate the letter talking directly to the person I want to send away.
'I hate you go away"
The letter was send in two copies for the woman to be able to produce it.

I would write "WE PAY YOUR MORTGAGE" not "WE THE PARENTS PAY YOUR MORTGAGE"
Why the need to state we are parents, unless we are not?

so do we have a winner?

Hey Jude said...

Most of the parents have noticed her - is the writer jealous that most of the parents have noticed the girl?

It does seem, to me, there is a jealous tone to the letter. It can be read that way, then.

Christina-Marie Wright said...

I hope you make her aware shes not wanted.

"I hope you..." The author does not implore the owner to do anything, here. Instead, the author "hopes" the owner will do something.

"...make her aware..." The author hopes the owner will "make her aware," not that the owner will tell her, or do anything affirmative, but simply that the "too dark" girl will become aware by some method which involves the owner.

"...shes not wanted." The apostrophe is missing, again, although it briefly appeared before. The author wants the subject to know she is "not wanted," but does not own this statement. The author could have said, "we don't want her there," but chose not to indicate any ownership.

I’m sending her a copy as well.

The author says a copy will be sent to the subject, as well as the owner, and that the author will be the one to do it. Why, then, would the owner need to make sure the subject is aware she's not wanted, when the letter should speak for itself?

The author is supplying the subject with her own copy. It is superfluous to include the previous sentence, unless the author is actually saying, "I hope you let her know you agree with the contents of this letter."

Samantha_C said...

'Pulling kids from the daycare' sounds like something a daycare owner would worry about, especially in terms of money. 'Make it disappear'could refer to the mortgage. The whole thing reads like a text message from a teen. Parents worry about paying the mortgage. Could it be from the daycare owners child? Hoping to get this on social media, and receive $ from donations?

General P. Malaise said...

I have already stated I think the "black girl" wrote the letter. I still am not sure what "it" she is referring to.

She mentions "kids is" where it is plural kids but singular verb indicating she is referring to one kid in particular or at least thinking of one kid.

To bolster the above she states "...the first thing a child or parents see when they enter the daycare" again indicating a single child is on her mind.

Then she mentions choice, does the writer know the recipient of the letter will know what the choice is without showing who wrote the letter?

The "black girl" has a child of her own, she is concerned for it but can not afford to raise it. Does she want the owner to have it adopted out? The magic.

The issue I have is this doesn't match the visual references. Unless the "black girl" sees her child every day at the daycare, she may resent the child because it is dark skinned.

Christina-Marie Wright said...

However if she needs a job Mcdonalds is always hiring her kind.

"However..." This word implies that what follows is to be compared with what has already been said. What follows is to be compared with the owner making the subject know she is not wanted.

"...if she needs a job..." The subject already has a job. The subject works at the daycare. Here, we see a subtle implication that the subject should be let go, and not work any longer at the daycare. The author does not come right out and say so, therefore does not own that "solution" or "choice." The author really does not want the subject to lose the job, but recognizes that may be a potential outcome.

"...Mcdonalds is always hiring her kind." McDonald's is a fast food restaurant, known for entry-level positions and wages. The author asserts McDonald's is "always" hiring "her kind." We already know the author does not object to the color of the subject's skin -- only to the "darkness" of it. Does the author think "too dark" blacks are hired at McDonald's more often than at a daycare?

Christina-Marie Wright said...

So work your magic and make it disappear!!!

"So..." Once again, we see the conversational, explanatory "so" at the beginning of the sentence.

"...work your magic..." This phrase seems to imply that the owner can "wave a magic wand" to satisfy the author, or make something happen in short time, without any loose ends. Someone else mentioned it suggests a phrase someone might say to a very efficient person, and I agree. Whatever the reason, the author is calling on the owner to make something happen, as if by magic or miracle.

"...and make it disappear!!!" Here, the author states what is the desired result of the "magic" -- to "make it disappear." While the author does not specifically state what "it" is, the importance of the sentence "She’s not the first thing a child nor the parents want to see soon as they walk in the daycare," with its departure from the author's language everywhere else in the letter, may give us a clue. Perhaps the author does not want the "too dark" employee to work at the front desk any longer, or be "the first thing" people see when they come in? Does the author want her job? Or want her moved to a less desirable position, where she won't be as noticeable?

Three exclamation points follow this sentence, which seems like overkill.

P.S. Just trying “TO MAKE YOUR DAYCARE GREAT AGAIN”

"P.S. Just trying..." In the postscript, the author drops a pronoun, greatly reducing any ownership of the statement. We don't see "I'm just trying," to indicate that the author is trying, or even the collective "We're just trying," to indicate that the group of parents the author claims to speak for are trying.

We see the word "just," which is minimizing, further reducing commitment to the statement which follows it.

"...'TO MAKE YOUR DAYCARE GREAT AGAIN'"

Here, we see a play on Trump's "Make America Great Again." The author wants the reader to believe a Trump supporter wrote the letter, but the vastly diminished commitment to the statement tells otherwise.

Also, there is no ending punctuation at the end of this sentence. No period, and no exclamation point (which is interesting, because here, it would have made sense to use one). It's as if the author was so detached from the statement, she couldn't bring herself to finalize it.

Hey Jude said...

Did anyone say who publicised the letter? If it was the daycare owner I think that would not be a wise move because it would be very insensitive towards the girl, even though she is sent a copy also, that is different to putting it online. The owner might publish it if she had issues with her, but it would reflect badly on the (supposed) attitudes of the parents towards the 'too dark girl', and generally on the daycare.

It's almost like an advert, or a plug - 'trying to touch all nationalities' though 'touch' seems out of place - 'I think include' or 'be inclusive of' would be more expected there.

Or did the girl write and publish it, seeking sympathy and public affirmation from the owner?

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Family and employees might all be very aware of the owner's mortgage, if she talked about it, or had difficulty meeting it.






Anonymous said...


The author writes "I am only telling you this because some of us are planning to pull our kids from the daycare"

If the author is the owner of the daycare, this reason would link to the statement "we the parents pay your mort(g)age".

Is the owner aware of some parents wanting to pull their kids, or fearful that some parents will? He/she is thinking of lost revenue?

If so, then is the letter really racist, after all? perhaps a phony letter, but real racism...

Sometimes the author refers to "the" daycare, but twice the author refers to "your" daycare, both in reference to the mortgage and "make your daycare great again"

Is this significant? Does it indicate ownership, especially in sensitive areas (i.e. image, money)

SLH


Christina-Marie Wright said...
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Hey Jude said...


General P Malaise wrote:

'She mentions "kids is" where it is plural kids but singular verb indicating she is referring to one kid in particular or at least thinking of one kid.

To bolster the above she states "...the first thing a child or parents see when they enter the daycare" again indicating a single child is on her mind. '

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Interesting - I thought 'kids is' was probably due to how she spoke, but 'a child' would make it more likely she is thinking of a single child, especially as she then switches to plural for 'parents - parents general, child particular.





Lucia D said...

I am less certain now that the author is the targeted black employee. Because concern about the mortgage would seem to come from the daycare owner. The owner could be throwing in the references to light versus dark skin, poor grammar etc in order to make it appear that the black employee wrote the letter. Maybe so the owner would have grounds to fire the black employee? A confusing letter. And I'm not sure what "it" refers to.

Christina-Marie Wright said...

The owner's daughter put it on Twitter (her account is now locked down), and the owner's son put it on Facebook. I believe the owner also posted it on the daycare's Facebook page, as there is a post there, now, saying the photo has been removed.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1521248171288402&id=345222092224355

I mentioned in my attempt at analysis that I'd love to see writing samples from some of the folks in and around the daycare, and while the comments by the owner aren't noteworthy in their comparison to the letter's style, we get some interesting stuff from the son.

Here's a portion I noted, right away:

So I'm going to rant, today my mother received an anonymous piece of mail to our daycare center in reference to one of our African American employees (can read it pictured below.) For one, this woman is one of the most quiet & nice people you could meet & loves her job, however, again in this world people feel they have the right to act like children & do not have the balls to step forward as an adult. Its pathetic & honestly I feel sorry that their children having to grow with such a shitty person as a parent. This shit has gone way too far in America and it needs to stop, everyone choses to blame Trump, however, you cant, people make their own decisions. I do not stand for racism, its disgusting, especially to such kind hearted people. My mother & father built their company around care for all people & children no matter their race or ability/disabilities to grow equal & together. Let this be known, if/when we find out who you are, be ready for the consequences that follow. You are a representation of what we all hate about America. Congratulations. #NoRacism #StandTogether

He starts this sentence with "So," just like is done several times in the letter. He fails to add a comment after it, which is proper, and the lack of comma is identical to the letter.

He fails to make appropriate use of apostrophes, just like in the letter.

He has run-on sentences, just like the letter does.

While I don't think the son is the author (the letter is far too female-like, in my opinion), I wonder if any of his relatives share his style of writing?


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203468498030601&set=a.1406775866908.40758.1757780238&type=3

Bobcat said...

How many of you agree with Kit? B. No.


What is "it" that the author wants the recipient to make disappear?

The author wants to make the DAYCARE disappear, and is concerned about finding other ways to pay her mortgage. She is also concerned about firing her dark skinned black employee.

Fake hate for attention and money.

Hey Jude said...

Peter said:

How many of you agree with Kit?

A. Yes
B. No
C. Maybe.

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C. Maybe.

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I thought most likely yesterday, today I am doubting. I would like to know more about 'masking' (and everything) - I can guess it can cover someone writing as though they were trying to be someone else. The skin-tone is a black interest, with lighter skin considered more desirable by some - however, some white people, especially of the older generations, also pass comment upon the darkness of a person's skin. ie ''he's black as the ace of spades' - or 'that very dark gentleman'. I had a great aunt who found that a mixed race relative's redeeming feature was that she was 'spotless, mind - spotless.'

I also have not read all the comments yet.


Hey Jude said...

Wow - why would they publicise the letter, or the son think it was acceptable to write that post? - it would have to be bad for business.

Hey Jude said...

Did the owner's daughter write it - is she the 'child' who doesn't want the black girl to be the first 'thing' she sees when she walks into the daycare? Does she work or help out there, too?

Christina-Marie Wright said...

From what I can gather, the daughter works there.

Anonymous said...

Thanx Christina...very,very,very interesting!

So I'm going to rant, today my mother received an anonymous piece of mail to our daycare center in reference to one of our African American employees (can read it pictured below.) For one, this woman is one of the most quiet & nice people you could meet & loves her job, however, again in this world people feel they have the right to act like children & do not have the balls to step forward as an adult. Its pathetic & honestly I feel sorry that their children having to grow with such a shitty person as a parent. This shit has gone way too far in America and it needs to stop, everyone choses to blame Trump, however, you cant, people make their own decisions. I do not stand for racism, its disgusting, especially to such kind hearted people. My mother & father built their company around care for all people & children no matter their race or ability/disabilities to grow equal & together. Let this be known, if/when we find out who you are, be ready for the consequences that follow. You are a representation of what we all hate about America

Bobcat said...

Smelt it, dealt it. The son grew up with parents who ran a daycare. He has issues, voted for Trump, doesn't really want to inherit the daycare but a mortgage needs to be paid. He is very defensive about voting for Trump and is sick of being called a racist because he voted for Trump.

So I'm going to rant, today my mother received an anonymous piece of mail to our daycare center in reference to one of our African American employees (can read it pictured below.)
...
Its pathetic & honestly I feel sorry that their children having to grow with such a shitty person as a parent...."


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203468498030601&set=pb.1757780238.-2207520000.1507589786.&type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202980885440591&set=ecnf.1757780238&type=3&theater

Anonymous said...

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

So....blah,blah, (tries to punctuate)
MOTHER receives the mail TO OUR daycare
ONE of OUR African American (very black to non-retards)

For ONE...blah,blah,blah...this (very close) woman is ONE
(people feel they have the right to act like children & do not have the balls to step forward as an adult. )

spoken like the child of they daycare owner who views the parents business filled with radicals that may or may not be eunuchs.

Let this be known, if/when we find out who you are (This is close to find and if/when

You (maybe one of the ONE(s) are a REPRESENTATION (IT & THING) of what we all( we, ours, concerned,etc.) hate about America.


The black, gay lover of the day care owner's son wrote the nasty letter....right?

Hey Jude said...

**Update: It is nice to see that some/majority of people get the message I am relaying here. It is sad how some people can be so closed and fickle minded to believe that a person cannot support certain aspects of a human being when given a 50/50 choice, while also having their own morals and beliefs. Again, we are currently trying to deal with the situation internally due to our employee requesting that her privacy is respected and as well as the privacy and safety of the children and families at the center. I will try to keep everyone updated as time goes on and only by the discretion of our employee. Thank you again to those of you with an open-mind and caring heart.

So I'm going to rant, today my mother received an anonymous piece of mail to our daycare center in reference to one of our African American employees (can read it pictured below.) For one, this woman is one of the most quiet & nice people you could meet & loves her job, however, again in this world people feel they have the right to act like children & do not have the balls to step forward as an adult. Its pathetic & honestly I feel sorry that their children having to grow with such a shitty person as a parent. This shit has gone way too far in America and it needs to stop, everyone choses to blame Trump, however, you cant, people make their own decisions. I do not stand for racism, its disgusting, especially to such kind hearted people. My mother & father built their company around care for all people & children no matter their race or ability/disabilities to grow equal & together. Let this be known, if/when we find out who you are, be ready for the consequences that follow. You are a representation of what we all hate about America. Congratulations. #NoRacism #StandTogether

Also: For record this is indeed not fake, again we would not put our successful center of 10 years on the line for such a thing, also to joke about race is not something I would partake in considering I also have African American family members, just because I chose who I chose out of the shittiest candidates for president this election does not make me racist. So for those of you that have nothing to say please be quiet because I find it offensive to our employee who already has to deal with seeing such a thing. You are arrogant and down right biased if you base every racial thing off of Trump. Racial issues have been ongoing for years and years and decades. I support and hope for the promised push for new jobs and economic help, that doesnt mean I condone racism.

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At the first link in Bobcat's post above, posted alongside the letter.

Christina-Marie Wright said...

Well, hey... this is interesting.

The daughter, who later locked down her Twitter account, claimed the letter was sent to "the daycare I work at," rather than claiming it was the family's daycare, or her mother's daycare.

I don't want to get too far off track, but why would she not claim her connection to the daycare? Even the son claimed his mother, and his association with the daycare.

I had to grab it through Google cache:

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:ZiVpoEDbn7cJ:https://twitter.com/probablylexi/status/915686264975880199+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Christina-Marie Wright said...

And, in her pinned tweet (also from the Google cache), she says she "can't blame people for thinking this is fake."

Where is the outrage? Where is the anger that anyone would SUGGEST it is fake?

The daughter sure seems interesting.

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:FIuniH8rwysJ:https://twitter.com/probablylexi+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Hey Jude said...

On the daycare FB page

DM We have removed the original document from our page. We have a man that has been hacking our family and friends FB and twitter and using it to create more drama. Hurting the people I love and care about. Most of you know the situation and understand that we took a stand because this type of ignorance does not belong in a day care where innocent children are being cared for and because some of the content leads us to believe that they have positioned themselves to know information they could never know unless they came into our center for a tour. This is about protecting the innocence of a child and how wrong sending it to a daycare was. Nothing more nothing less.

AP [posted with image of letter] According to this you'll probably have another space opening up soon.


DM No I don’t think so. My families are standing by us doing the right thing. I am blessed with wonderful families. No one at my center wrote this. Someone outside did. So I think we are good.


Hey Jude said...

That cache will be gone soon. Interesting the family is deleting and making accounts private. Their employee requested her privacy be respected. Might be a bit late for that, locally. Strange it didn't occur to them before they posted it in their personal and business accounts.

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It's all off track now with the extra information. Still interesting, though.

Hey Jude said...

In that Update - is he talking about voting Trump in the first sentence? It seems so, but without making a new paragraph. changes the subject to dealing with 'the situation' internally.

Confused.

Lucia D said...

This is an odd story all around. But I think we should stick to our analysis of the words in this letter. What all can be learned from them? Peter, will you reveal your analysis?

Joanna McFarlin said...

Hello I am writing this as a concerned parent and friend!

1. Begins with a greeting – ingratiation, threat weakened
2. Doesn’t begin with the pronoun I – may contain less reliable information
3. Priority: Greeting, writing “as” a concerned parent, writing as a friend, “!” need to persuade
4. “concerned” extra word – unnecessary word – doubly important

So most of us noticed you have a black girl working for the daycare.

1. So – conversational, informal, reason why
2. “most of us” – not all of us – knowledge of others who haven’t noticed
3. “I” to “us” – change in pronoun – hiding in the herd here, not an I here
4. “noticed” lengthening of time – experienced over time
5. “a black girl” – first person mentioned outright giving her importance, singular, young “girl” Insufficient social introduction
6. “working for” not “working at” – doesn’t view the daycare as a location. Views the daycare a place to profit from the work, a business that the worker contributes to, not the other way around. Consider writer has experience with a business and or has experience as a business owner and with this business in particular.
7. “the daycare” – known daycare but why “the” daycare? I would expect “your daycare” – why the need for lack of specificity here? If the writer was angry about this daycare hiring a black girl, they would point ownership of the daycare and place ownership with “your daycare” Also, parents of children would have other daycare’s in their mind as options finding the need to specify. Consider in the subject’s mind, this is the only daycare in their world.

Our problem is she’s too dark most of the kids is scared of her.

1. “Our” – continues with plural pronoun- need to be with others here again
2. “problem” – singular
3. “too” unnecessary word – extra important
4. “most of the kids” – not all the kids, aware there are kids not scared.
5. “too dark” a gradient of dark
6. “she’s too dark ___ most of the kids is scared of her.” missing word or punctuation connecting too dark and most of the kids being scared, even in their own language. The subject weakly asserts this idea and can’t say it here.

I am only telling you this because some of us are planning to pull our kids from
the daycare. She’s an eyesore.

1. “I” – singular, back to standing alone in the telling
2. “only” another thought in subject’s mind – consider other reasons for telling
3. “telling” – communicative language
4. “this” close to the subject
5. “because” explaining why
6. “some of us” – knowledge of others who are not
7. “to pull our kids” – priority is on the leaving here. Not the placing of the child to another daycare. “some of us are planning on putting our children in another daycare” A concerned parent would be thinking about the child, the looking for another daycare, the “safety” of the child from the “black girl.” Not the “pull” out as the threat which is financial from the subjects writing.
8. “She’s an eyesore” – visual – dated word -consider language of an older person 35+
9. “I’m only telling you this” sounds like something a parent would say, someone known to the subject. Threat weakened.

continued:

Joanna McFarlin said...

I see you’re trying to touch all of the nationalities but maybe hire a light skinned black she would blend more and not look like a “NANNY.”

1. Begins with the pronoun I
2. “see” visual – not “I know” experiential language?
3. “trying” attempted but not achieved
4. “to touch all of the nationalities” – leakage? consider this is a reference to physical touch, a sexual relationship or affair, sexual harassment
5. “all of” – unnecessary words – doubly important – consider touching of other workers
6. “nationalities” – not “cultures” consider writer is an older – 35+
7. “but” what comes after more important
8. “maybe” – up for the reader’s choice here. Weak assertion for their demand here. Threat weakened.
9. “more” extra word
10. priority here for “blend” over look like a “NANNY.”
11. “NANNY” NTP
12. “not look like” – rule of the negative – doubly important
13. “not look like a NANNY.” They are not saying it’s bad to be a nanny. Interesting comment given that technically all the workers are nannies. Consider writer has experience with historical Nannies. Writer considers daycare work elevated over the work of a Nanny.
14. “I” and “NANNY” furthest apart – distancing language


She’s not the first thing a child nor the parents want to see soon as they walk in the daycare.

1. “She’s” and “daycare” – furthest apart – distancing
2. “She’s not” rule of the negative
3. “She” to “thing” language change indicating change in subjects mind due to emotion
4. a child takes priority over parents – singular child, not “the children” Is there a specific child they are calling into their mind?

5. “nor” – and they reveal themselves here. Subject is educated and can speak proper English. The mask has come off here.
6. “nor the parents want to see soon as they walk in the daycare” leakage? Parents of the owner?
7. “walk in” body posture – increase of tension here for the subject – consider this is something that brought tension to the subject themselves.
8. “the parents” unnecessary –separating themselves from the parents here. If they are a parent of a child attending there they might say, “She’s not the first thing a child or we want to see soon as we walk in the door.” They have already said they were a concerned parent after all.
9. “they” – not “we” pronouns never lie. They have separated themselves from parents at the daycare.

So the choice is yours! Choose wisely remember WE PARENTS PAY YOUR MORTAGE.

1. “So” – informal, conversational – threat weakened
2. “the choice is yours ! Choose wisely remember” – redundant, nagging, teaching – consider writer is in a parent role to the receiver of this letter.
3. WE PARENTS PAY YOUR MORTAGE. – leakage? I believe them, They are the parents that pay the mortgage?
4. Capitals and “!” – double need to persuade in this sentence- emphasis
5. “MORTAGE” – misspelled and word introduced giving it importance. Parents of children at the daycare don’t think about the mortgage the daycare needs to pay. They think of the care their child is getting and the money they pay for it. Mortgage is something an owner considers and worries about.

I hope you make her aware she’s not wanted.

1. Starts with a pronoun I – likely reliable sentence
2. “hope” soft, lack of threat, a word used by someone that has invested thought and concern. A word invested in the outcome.
3. “make her aware” – acknowledgement of lengthening of time needed for the “not wanted” to be conveyed, not “tell her she’s not wanted.”
4. “not wanted” – consider sexual relationship with the “black girl” with one of the recipients of the letter.
5. “not wanted” rule of negative – doubly important. Jealousy ? lowering status ?

continued:

Joanna McFarlin said...


I’m sending her a copy as well. However if she needs a job Mcdonalds is always hiring her kind.

1. “I’m” – subject alone and present in this sentence
2. “a copy” doesn’t say a copy of what
3. “as well” extra words – mask off here revealing proper English.
4. “However” – mask off – properly used English and educated
5. “if she needs a job” – doesn’t view the work done at the daycare as only a job. The daycare to the subject mind is more than just “a job.”
6. “always” – extra word

7. “I’m” and “her kind” furthest apart – distancing
8. “I’m sending her a copy as well” – do they have contact information for her? An employer would. She has importance here for the writer.


So work your magic and make it disappear!!!

1. “So” conversational, informal, threat weakened
2. “work your” –
3. “work your magic and make it disappear” – child language, does writer have experience with the recipient of the letter working magic ?
4. “it” language change – consider “it” isn’t the “black girl” but something else. Consider they want the “MORTAGE” to disappear
5. “!!!” need to persuade

P.S. Just trying “TO MAKE YOUR DAYCARE GREAT AGAIN.”

1. Doesn’t begin with I – subject takes themselves out of this statement
2. “P.S.” used correctly – mask off again, properly used post script
3. “Just” – weakens threat
4. “trying” attempting, unsuccessful, present tense – current trying
5. “YOUR DAYCARE” not “the daycare” which is a change in language– acknowledgement at last that the daycare belongs to the recipient of the letter. This was either difficult for them to say or the mask has come off here. Consider the subject may be having trouble acknowledging the daycare is “YOUR DAYCARE”

6. Capitals – need to persuade
7. “AGAIN” extra unnecessary word – took extra effort to add this word – knowledge of the daycare before – history with this daycare.
8. Hina clause – explaining why
9. Entire sentence is language of an older parent giving advice and longing for how things used to be.


Analysis Conclusion:

Threat for letter – lethality weak

Subject is likely an educated person – “nor”, “However” “P.S.”

Subject may be an older person 40+ - uses words that are outdated like nationalities, eyesore, Nanny, blend more, her kind, and black girl and is wanting the daycare to be great again.

Subject may be a parent of children but not a child at the daycare- “the choice is yours! Choose wisely remember” parent nagging language, a need to teach “remember,” clear pronoun separation from the parents in the daycare. Consider parent of adult children in charge of the daycare.

Subject may be female – Nagging, repeating self, priority of child over parents, informal and conversational language. Has a need to be in the herd when she is talking about the “black girl” but separates into “I” when giving advice, concern for how things look (parents walking into the daycare, looking like a Nanny.)

Subject may have a business connection/history with the daycare with concerns for paying the mortgage and/or may have the responsibility for paying the mortgage – it has importance here in this writing and in the subjects mind – their concern is for parents that will “pull” kids out of daycare, parents paying the mortgage, the black girl is “working for” the daycare illuminating their focus on the daycare benefiting from the work, and making the daycare great “again.”

Writer uses distancing language throughout around the “black girl” in relation to the subject herself and the daycare.

The subject hopes the daycare owners “make her aware she isn’t wanted” and “maybe hire a light skinned black” which is soft and weak given the purported reason for the writing is the scandalous black girl working there. The “choose wisely” is buttressed by “WE PARENTS PAY YOUR MORTAGE”. Mostly the subject wants “it” to disappear. The reason for the writing may be the subject wants the Mortgage to disappear, financial issues to disappear?

Joanna McFarlin




Trudy said...

Oh damn.

Male
White
Semi-reluctant Republican

Son of the daycare owner? There are linguistic indicators that he and the anonymous letter writer are the same person. Is he virtue signalling? I have noticed a trend in people reporting fake hate with the apparent intention of receiving support for themselves in the form of money/donations/publicity/goodwill/elevated social status/praise and affirmation.

Trudy said...

As far as masking is concerned, I notice the writer is inconsistent in the use of singular and plural verbs.

Eg. "...kids IS scared.."

"Some of us parents ARE ...

These verbs are usually used correctly in all cases, or incorrectly in all cases. It is unusual to find inconsistency.

Hey Jude said...

Thanks, Christina and Joanna for posting your great to read analyses.

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To go off the content, because it is a bit irresistible now - the daycare is a nice new centre, so the owner would be seen as having worked 'magic' in achieving that, to family and employees.

I still quite like the idea it was the 'too dark' girl hoping to manipulate skin-lightening procedure/s- laser, expensive but effective, from her boss, especially now it seems she can 'work magic' - but the family and business posting the letter makes that seem unlikely, and virtue-signalling for business. Though all the places are filled - they don't need more kids. There's nothing virtuous in the son's rant though - it'would seem all rather self-defeating if it were an attempt at virtue signalling.


Trudy said...

The daughter of the daycare owner is refusing to answer any more questions about the letter on advice from her attorney. That says a lot.
Why would she need an attorney? Anyway, her message to those who questions the authenticity of the letter is that she "drops mic"
(Drops microphone)

Female
Young
White
Left

Joanna McFarlin said...

Older
Female
Right
White

Hey Jude said...

Maybe the 'too dark' girl has issues with her publishing the letter, which if she did not write it, she might fairly find offensive - or if she wrote it, unfairly find offensive.

If it was the daughter, what would her motive be?

Trudy said...

Either the daycare owner (older, female, right, white) OR the daughter (younger, female, left, white) OR a combination of both mother and daughter?

I think the daughter. She wants her 15 minutes. Drops mic.

Trudy said...

That's not my comment at 11:33 pm. Weird. Tammy is that you?

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Hey Jude said...

What is the fifteen minutes though - fame or notoriety, if she's suspected of writing the letter? How is she dropping the mic - isn't that a triumphant exit? i doubt she was expecting a need for an attorney when she published the letter.

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'I'm sending her a copy as well.'

That seems incomplete - why not, 'I am sending her a copy of this letter, too.'

I would not expect 'as well' unless n speech. Was it maybe discussed, what to write - and one person said, "Say you are sending a copy as well?" - it is natural in speech, but,I think, in writing, 'I am sending her a copy of this letter, too' or, 'I am also sending her a copy of this letter' would be more expected, at least from someone who also uses 'however' and 'nor'. Is it possible one just wrote what another said to say?


Also, a copy of what? Was there another enclosure, a copy of which was sent, rather than, or in addition to, the letter?



Hey Jude said...

Why didn't the writer say it was 'a copy of this letter'?

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