He shows from infancy that he is unable to enter into the social heritage because he is unable to learn to do social things.
Human society, then, unlike animal society is mainly a social heritage, created in and transmitted by communication.
In any concrete situation the transmission of a social heritage may combine varying elements of both processes.
The social heritage is, of course, all that a man or woman gets from the accumulated wisdom of society.
They bit deeply in to social institutions; the temper of mind they induced became part of our social heritage.
Now, if this be the social heritage, we may go on to ask: Who are to inherit it?
The social heritage of the Negro has been described at great length and often with little regard for fact, by hundreds of writers.