Desireen’s parents were thinking of getting her on one of those ‘servant’ programs where she would go up to America, work as a maid, and send home her salary.
She knew she had no choice; disobey, be beaten.
Danny and Clive might get a few slaps if they did something to annoy their parents, but she would get a beating.
She had dreams.
She wanted to be something when she graduated. Get a good job, take courses, but her parents were set on sending her to America as a maid.