He absorbs the information. Blinks twice./Finally comments, Blond,/huh? Which means, "So she's white?" (12.29)
Andre doesn't say whether or not the other girls he's fooled around with were white. However, if his dad doesn't know he prefers white girls, this might be one more thing he feels he has to hide.
Like how his own wife (my toffee-skinned mom) skews/way toward the Anglo/ideal. Like how she has made a fair/amount of money altering the features/of her African American/sisters, all to make them more "beautiful." (12.35-37)
Money frequently drives people to do ethically questionable things. Andre's mom might not like making black women more "beautiful," but she definitely likes having beautiful things.
Am I wrong to feel/this way? Does it make me a stereotype?/Or does it in some weird way make me/racist? If it does, would/I be less racist if I were only attracted/to black women? It's hard enough to/find someone you want/to be with. Why worry about color at all? (12.44-46)
We can't control who turns us on, but the social pressure to date within our ethnic groups can be pretty intense. Do you have a different opinion? Is Andre racist for only liking white girls?
Dad: Listen to me, little girl. I'd better/never see you with/someone like… that… again. Never. (24.47)
Jenna's dad is doing too little parenting, too late—not unlike her stepdad. Instead of addressing the fact that she's dating an older guy, he addresses the guy's skin color. The parental cluelessness in Perfect is strong.
My grandparents aren't the most open-/minded people in/the world, she says. He definitely learned/it from them. Her hand skips across/the seat, pounces on/my leg. But, hey, aren't you glad I chose/to break the cycle of hate? (24.62-64)
Jenna's joking, of course, but the truth is that she's perpetuating the cycle of hate against herself by putting herself in dangerous situations. If you like who you are, you tend to protect yourself from harm.
His face goes all red, and hatred feeds/his ugly glare. You./This is because of you, you goddamn—/No! Kendra stops him cold. This is not/because of him, Dad./It's because of you! (48.59-60)
Kids act out when their parents ignore them? Say it ain't so! We're glad Kendra finally lays the smack down on her clueless dad, because somebody needed to. Now, if only she could lay the smack down on her agent…