Joan Doesn’t Like Black People You Know
September 23, 2009
The other day Ned was telling me about how he can’t stand Greg nomatter what happens to him, even grave humiliation and disappointment like in the last episode. But what about Joan’s rather racist comments to Kinsey’s then-girlfriend? Why is it that it’s so easy for the viewer to disregard that? Now, of course this is not nearly as horrific as raping someone, but I rarely find myself considering Joan a “complex” (as opposed to naturally good) character. I suppose it’s because we see much less of her in a bad light than we do of her as the victim or as someone caught up in something larger than her.