Okay, so y'all read the report from the Federal Reserve that finally, after like 10 years, figured out that millennials actually aren't that different from other consumers and that really, they're just broke, right?
I think it's starting another conversation about how this generation is gonna be poorer than previous generations, but how do you think that figures into poc? There are other numbers saying the financial crisis basically wiped out 50 years of black wealth and how the generational discrepancy is even worse, but whenever I have conversations with my dad and uncle about young kids being poorer today, they just chalk it up to a bunch of white kids complaining that they now have to live like black people.
My parents started out literally picking cotton but are really well-off today. My dad and uncle came up through the military. In the early 80's there were times my dad had to support the family (right after my older brother was born) on a McDonalds salary. Conversely, pretty much all the men of my generation of the family have had trouble staying employed and/or keeping a roof over their heads. My dad and uncle just say we should do the same work they were doing back then (sans military) and deal with those same living standards that these white kids can't stand, pointing to the immigrants who are now cutting their yards and who are picking fields because won't do that work. That's literally the same work my dad and uncle did as kids and back then they did it because white people wouldn't.
Been thinking about this, not this specific but the scenario, how older black men in their 50+ have this mentally where they don't see why they should give a fuck.
No one gave a fuck about them so why the fuck should they care now? Especially when no one gave a fuck about them, still don't.
Had this discussion with my uncles and nearly smacked one of them silly from time to time. It always defaults to him being, understandably, bitter and probably jealous on how "easy" kids have it today. Just that people are trying to make it easier for some people when no one gives a fuck about them kinda sets them off I reckon. Even thou it's gotten better for them as well even if they refuse to see that.
So apparently, some of my coworkers said I think I'm white behind my back the other day. Why, I have no idea, but I had another coworker who came to my defense and shut that shit down, which I appreciate.
The fact that this shit happens befuddles me. Portably because I use befuddle in sentences.