There is a handing off between generations. The word he used was transmettre. Le goût et les valeurs sont transmis. Flavor and value: those are the qualities that are transmitted. Only in France would “flavor” and “value” have the same moral weight.
“When COVID-19 passes and we see the losses… it will be deeply tied to the story of post-World War II policies that left communities marginalized. Its impact is going to be tied to our history and legacy of racial inequities.”