Big Ups to Karl Marx and Angela Davis
The Black family house model has to be the most intimate institution of oppression for Black youth. I’m not being melodramatic with this one; especially, when the house model is regulated by contributions to capital, or money. To speak, to suggest an opinion, to participate in discussion, a young person must invest capital. Chores, labor given value by individual parental capitalist systems, can’t be exchanged for paying light bills. So we see this unfold in the Black family household as the condition by which materials—house ownership, checks and dollar bills—determine consciousness, the existence of a valid perspective. In other words, Black kids get in the attitude of survival and introversion, as opposed to an attitude of construction and communication, due to the house model.