Pico de Orizaba

Pico de Orizaba
Taken from Huatusco, Veracruz, the closest town to Margarita's family's ranch.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Whiteboy, Colorblind; inheritance...


What does inheritance have to do with race and whiteboys?

The other day we were listening to a program on the radio...about inheritance... here in Mexico.  The spokeswoman's position was that the offspring of the deceased didn't do anything for amassing the fortune or properties of their grandparents or parents.  So, why should any one child be given a greater inheritance than the others?  Here in Mexico there is a belief that the first or the last son should be given the inheritance...  

Now, what happens when the grandmother amassed the fortune and it was passed down to her son and her son had various daughters?

For some reason the sexism, male chauvenism didn't prevent the grandmother from creating successful businesses, from buying land, from constructing houses... 

Ok, maybe this isn't flowing as I had hoped hours ago.

What does this have to do with being a whiteboy?  What does it have to do with race?

Race is about competition.  It's about opposites or opposing teams.  About winners and losers...  If you are a New York Yankees fan, you want your team to enter the World Series every year... How many teams compete for the final two positions?  So, if your team must enter the World Series each year, that means that all the rest of the teams in your league can NOT win the race...

So, dad died, leaving behind property, wealth, businesses... to his only son and not to his only daughter.  The son's family benefits from the privileges of being wealthy.  The daughter's family grows up poor... The grandchildren and great grandchildren growing up wealthy avoid the grandchildren and great grandchildren growing up poor... And they grow up explaining to themselves and others the reasons why the poor side of the family is poor... explaining everything BUT the truth.

When Todd Golub had all of the 7th grade bullies call me "Poor Boy" what could I have said in defence (actually in offense)? A retort...  "Spoiled Brat"?

What could the poor side of the family say in defense against the wealthy side of the family?

We all know that the plantation owners had a need for creating extra-marital affairs with some of their female slaves... Most of those plantation owners were aware of their offspring created with their African lovers... The female slaves knew, just as did their children... 

So, when the plantation owner dies, did he give his child of his slave a part of the inheritance?

No, this isn't flowing as I had wished. 

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