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Dispelling the Myths About Black Fathers

From Aaron Paxton Arnold's article titled "Dispelling the myths about black fathers":


If we look at some statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we learn that:

* Children under the age 5: Black Fathers prepared and/or ate meals more with their children vs their white and Hispanic counterparts

* Children 5-18: Black Fathers took children to and from activities daily more compared to their white and Hispanic counterparts

* Children 5-18: Black Fathers also helped their kids with homework more than their white and Hispanic counterparts

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It sounds naive and far-fetched but one thing is for sure: if we don't show and share positive stories about black fathers, then the ugliness of institutional racism will prevail.

America and the world knows for too long the struggles plaguing African-Americans. Black men are associated with drugs, prison incarceration and gun violence. It's time for America to learn about the other side of African American men -- and it starts with telling and celebrating the amazing stories of all the great black fathers in our communities.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/20/opinions/arnold-black-fathers/index.html


"...It Starts With Telling and Celebrating the Amazing Stories of All the Great Black Fathers"

What he said.
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