We immediately learn that Miss Moore is not the average Harlem teacher.
She is educated herself, along with being very opinionated.
This girl's whole life is within the poverty stricken area and she doesn't see why she must try hard.
The teacher, Miss Moore, shows them what it is all about by taking them to a rich toy store, one in which a single toy costs more than year's supply of food.
Sylvia continues to describe her as a "nappy head bitch and her goddamn college degree" and would rather do things that are fun instead of...
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By comparing the hatred to something she enjoys, we see what a kid in the slums does for fun.
Sylvia feels that Miss Moore always plans "boring-ass things for us to do" (307).
This shows that Sylvia is not use to being around educated people.
She dislikes the fact that Miss Moore is a woman with "nappy hair and proper speech with no makeup"(307).