In this letter to the editor, Maya Rockeymoore discusses how the story, “When Mom and Dad Help with a Young Adult’s Rent,” misses that most parents who can do that are white and that the racial wealth gap plays a role in the kind of help parents can offer their children:

Discriminatory policies and practices have prevented minorities from accumulating wealth, which means that economic disadvantages are passed down through generations. There’s a reason inheritances are more common among whites: They had plenty of time and policies on their side to accumulate that wealth.