Although the common belief is that Black fathers are not involved in their child’s life to the level of other ethnicities, the facts tell a different story.
As Charles Blow states in his New York Times article Black Dads Are Doing Best Of All: “Now to the mythology of the black male dereliction as dads: While it is true that black parents are less likely to marry before a child is born, it is not true that black fathers suffer a pathology of neglect. In fact, a C.D.C. report issued in December 2013 found that black fathers were the most involved with their children daily, on a number of measures, of any other group of fathers and in many cases, that was among fathers who didn’t live with their children, as well as those who did.”
Have you hugged you Black dad today?