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MONEY DETERMINES HOW BLACK FOLKS ACT AT FUNERALS

MONEY DETERMINES HOW BLACK FOLKS ACT AT FUNERALS

Funerals have no more value other than to say goodbye because the value is laying in that expensive ass coffin never to return. Black folks have a different response to that aspect of life moreso than anyother race. We are not a people who hold our heads up like whites and Asians at that eventful moment in time but Black folks fall-out even if the deceased has been sick for a year. What is it with us is it the death, money left behind or is it the Shock with feeding everybody when they actually had time to eat before they arrived? We as attendees have the audacity to judge the funeral by the coffin and food because we have developed a culture where the 'success' of a funeral is determined by the casket and the food provided. You will find your next door neighbours in line after a funeral waiting for a plate of food. Can't they attend the service and then return home to eat if they are hungry?

Of all races of people we are the only people who fall-out at funerals and I mean fall-out. But I notice the more money the deceased leaves behind the civil the funeral is. The poorer they are the more they show-out. As Christians you should know the routines of life that's why you get baptized as a child therefore death should not be a surprise but for Black family members, close friends, and even acquaintances they are still expected to fall-out according to their religious affiliations, living conditions, economic status, and family traditions, if auntie an nem fall-out I guess that is protocol. And they seemingly always have a moonlighting Nurse” on hand to aid a mourner who becomes overwhelmed with emotion and who is not even a next of kin on the insurance policy.

For many in the African American community, the funeral services should show an expression of celebration like they do in New Orleans, rather than associate deaths of the elderly, sick, accident prone with the hysteria of being murdered although that is more often than you think.