NPR’s “On Point” featured a show yesterday opening the underbelly of inheritance. It can make an aging parent’s financial legacy turn a nearly normal family into a split up, ” never talk to you again” dysfunctional family. Like every dysfunctional family, they pass this poison on the next generation. The second generation becomes the Capulet’s and Montague’s, wringing all the money out of the legacy and with it, a chance of buying homes and paying for college.
In this NPR segment” Black Heirlooms” Romeo and Juliet are black. Listen to this eye opening lense is on the black aging family and how they are even more doomed to be shattered forever.