“Becoming Immortal”, a C&I Studios Original Production, will focus on financial literacy and wealth management in BIPOC culture. Historical financial literacy is not a subject that is widely discussed, to black and brown communities.
This series comes at a controversial time in history when the wealth divide between the social classes is at its most severe. With “Becoming Immortal”, we aim to change that.
Throughout the series, we’ll converse with thought leaders in the financial and wealth management space to learn from their experiences and opinions on the subject at hand. Their expertise and stories will help to bring the topic of financial literacy, and any lack thereof, to life in a thought-provoking way.
We hope that by creating Becoming Immortal that we can make a difference. We aim to inspire people to take it upon themselves to learn more about the importance of financial literacy and make changes that will benefit not only their immediate lives but also make changes that will benefit the generations to come.
We want to make sure that everyone, despite their skin color, has equal access to becoming financially literate.
In the past five decades, Black communities have not had the resources to build generational wealth. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic was a factor, the 2019 national Black poverty rate was more than double the white poverty rate in the U.S. (roughly 22% compared to 9%, respectively), as reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).
There continues to be a wealth gap between the average white family and the average black family. The average white family having over eight times the amount of wealth than the average black family, according to the Federal Reserve.
Wealth is something that shouldn’t be a black or white thing, financial literacy is a topic that everyone should have equal access. So many communities have been left out of financial conversations for too long, and it’s time for that to change.
It’s time to bring everyone to the table.
In “Becoming Immortal”, we go in depth about why these wealth gaps still exist. We will discuss systematic inequality, the reason behind the lack of financial literacy in BIPOC communities, high default rates on student loans, and employment discrimination, among other factors that have led to the racial wealth gap.
Money management is not widely taught in public schools, especially in lower-income areas where there aren’t very much money to invest in these topics. Too many people in lower-income communities are too focused on surviving the day-to-day. They don’t understand the financial decisions they make now can affects them long into the future.
This series will bring this important topic to the forefront, not just for BIPOC communities, but for everyone who needs it. To get a taste of what’s to come, check out our video about the upcoming series.
Whether you’re just starting out in the financial world, are a seasoned financial expert, or you simply want to learn about the inequalities that surround financial illiteracy, this series is sure to provide you with valuable insights and inspiration.
Want to get involved in the production?
If you want to make a difference and help change how financial literacy is taught in BIPOC communities, we would love to include you in “Becoming Immortal” and get your perspective and expertise on the subject matter. We welcome experts from all walks of life and all backgrounds in the financial industry.
If you or your company is interested in being featured on the show, or have a recommendation of someone who would be an incredible addition, please contact us today! You can email us or contact us here and we will connect you with our producers.
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