Tell me, where in America’s history have White people overwhelmingly shared a reluctance to invest in White people? If you believe that to be the case, I will point you to the evolution of corporations in America. Now, where in America’s history have Black people overwhelmingly shared a reluctance to invest in Black people? Again, I will point you to the evolution of corporations in America. It’s not a novel suggestion that, historically, affluent Black people have been told how to invest their riches by affluent White people, and the end result has overwhelmingly been a corporate America dominated by White men. When will affluent Black people abandon their anxiety and fear of investing in Black people and let the “chips fall where they may?” Not until the latter will Black people, to a great degree, begin to own their own destiny and not look so much at White people owning their own destinies and Black people’s destinies too.
A [classic capitalistic normality] in America wherein the rich Negro is afraid to aid in the enrichment of a broke Negro because a super-rich White puppeteer has signaled to him or her not to do it. Hence, the self-inflicted modern-day microcosm that’s also been attributing to the racial wealth gap in America, and therefore, we ought not to exclude those highly disappointing manifestations in the broad scheme of things as they too are relevant to America’s historical and contemporary racial wealth gap inequities. All things considered, White people are not afraid to take enormously calculated risks—to risk it all at the expense of gaining it all. Often, it’s not a zero-sum game but one that may be viewed as risk-neutral and that’s comprised of hard work, perseverance, a lot of luck, and some prayer, which will never hurt anyone’s chances at winning big.