Inheriting history or hesitance
The way that inheritance is defined mainly centers around the idea of economic acquisition. Throughout America’s history wealth has predominantly been taken by those who were able to successfully operate within the system and utilize it to their advantage. However, little is said by way of those who the system was designed to oppress or simply did not deign to include. Black people’s inheritance is truly one of depth, but not in the way that we typically describe inheritance. This leads to the interpretation that black people are as insufficient in history and culture as they are in significant economic standing and ownership. Yet, it is my belief that with proper educating and communal development and growth black people can raise their economic inheritance to that of their historical and cultural inheritance which can be expounded upon by generations yet to come.
Primarily, Black inheritance is founded in historical contexts and cultural richness of its society, which is often misinterpreted as a lack of substantial inheritance. Where Caucasian people have passed companies (established in black blood and labor) down from generation to generation, black people have passed down a legacy of strong integrity and triumph over tribulations. This inheritance provides something that monetary privileges cannot, a degree of self-pride and an unequivocal potential for immense prosperity. I believe that, from the great struggles which every black person will likely experience at some point in their life due to their melanin trust funds, a vast capacity of empathy and persistence is borne in every black person. The desire to excel despite people’s interventions or hindrances propels many black people into their natural state of succeeding within the most unlikely of situations and circumstances. Due to the fact that black people have not been handed anything and have instead had to work twice as hard for the bare minimum they bequeath a spirit of determination unto their descendants which is very uncommon in those who occupy the millennial generation. When you are forced to scrape and scrap for every necessity, a certain level of appreciation is founded in those things, tangible or conceptual, which are given to you.
Finally, I believe that because of the vast history of black people, usually consistent with that of them coming up from a state of oppression and economic inequity, they have been left with the lessons to pursue their own society, which could allow them to nurture their own communities and economic wealth. If black people are educated in the ways finance and investment they could better understand the construction necessary to also gift their descendants with a monetary inheritance equal to that of their spiritual and emotional inheritance's. The investment in black communities will be made by no one other that black people and until they garner this understanding along with a plan to construct their own haven and system in a country created against them, they will never be able to give the wealth to later generations as is common in many races and cultures. After all, we are only enslaved by the shackles which we allow ourselves to remain in. Thus begging the question is the black future inheriting history or hindrances?