INTERGENERATIONAL TRANSFER OF WEALTH IN BLACK AMERICAN FAMILIES
Because it's #DRAFTMAS shout out to @aprilkquioh 😼
- •No legacy, no trust fund, no property, no small loansI'm baffled by my young white peers who are leaving college with small fortunes to start their lives with. There is no such thing in the black community so instead we get...
- •RecipesWe're still eating a lot of the scraps we were giving during slavery and that shit is very unhealthy and fattening but hella good.
- •Stories/HistoryMy grandma has so many stories about how her father snuck out of Marigold, Mississippi and worked to bring her and her 10 siblings to Chicago.
- •LanguageEbonics, slang, tone, all of that. If you're black, you know. It's just different.
- •Legacy of struggleMy mom has always told me I could do anything I wanted if I tried, however, she warned me that I would have to work a lot harder to get ahead.
- •CynicismAlong with the working hard thing, my mother also instilled a healthy sense of suspicion in me about people and their motives. She taught me to take opportunities, not hand outs. And also, nothing is free in this life.
- •Creation of cultureNot only do we have so much music, art, traditions, etc. to pass down but we seem to have this innate ability to constantly create culture. From Charlie Parker to the teenage kids on Vine, we're brilliant.
- •Necessary grit to navigate the worldI think we're all stronger than we should have to be. I let a lot of racism and discrimination roll right off my back 'cause it's the only way I can live.