My Daddy is a Doctor (the DD club)


Of course, the article below is simply my opinion, however informed and offensive.

I was at the old Plaza Cinemas near the concession stand. A teenager walked up with her friends and she was carrying a painted brick tied with a ribbon. My sister said with a laugh that she was “one of those DD girls.” I shrugged it off and forever knew them as the weird social brick carrying club, a young sorority group.

Even in college, the thought of a sorority was nauseating. I didn’t like the friends I had for free, like hell I’d pay dues to be around more obnoxious little shits.

Now that I’m in my 30s, the Ding Dongs are even more bizarre to me. The Anniston Star ran an article recently stating that the Ditzy Debutants’ longtime advisor was retiring. My first thought was “Oh, yeah. The brick people.” Most were the offspring of doctors or lawyers in Anniston. They attended private schools because a white person in an Anniston public school is rare (94% black). And, of course, the Diamond Douchebags would carry bricks as some cult initiation. Frankly, I was surprised they still existed.

CaptureThe Star’s article raised a big red flag for me, unfortunately. Glancing at the pictures of past and present, the group is white. Very white. Like, our daddies are doctors and klans men white.

Anniston’s population is approximately 51% black. Yet, when I look through groups of the girls over the years, it’s the same cookie cutter group of—as Al Yankovic would put it—“whiter than sour cream” young ladies.

What the fuck is going on? Is it blatant racism? Are there really no worthy women of color in any of Calhoun County’s public or private schools that could join the Dainty Dildos?

I’m not one to shout racism, but there are serious concerns with the Dumbo Dozen.

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