Ep 91 – Wealth, Power, and Communal Accountability

On the final episode of this season, Amber and Erika grapple with the quandary of Black billionaires. Can we root for those who have found success at the highest levels while still calling out their harm? Is it ever acceptable to publicly call out Black elites in front of the White gaze? Is it “hateration” to not support Black elites on the basis that their actions are harmful to our community by reinforcing inequity? We wrestle with these questions, acknowledging that there is no clear answer or easy solution. We end the season resolved to hold the tension and press on towards a world where all Black people are empowered, liberated, and connected.

Homework

  1. Get caught up on past episodes of Broke-ish.
  2. Read Dr. Yaba Blay’s 2016 article “‘ On Jackson Five Nostrils,’ ‘Creole vs. Negro,’ and Beefing over Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’”

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