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Dispelling the myths about black fathers
Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Story highlights Aaron Arnold: In America, the perception is that the black father doesn't exist If we don't show and share positive stories about black fathers, then ugly stereotypes will prevail.
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- The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration.
But if we look at the ground level, black fathers are there all around us. On the streets and in hip-hop culture, "the Block" is celebrated and used to describe a neighborhood.
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Black men, young and old, take pride in their hood. If you come to my block you will see black fathers and husbands celebrating with their wives and spending quality time with their children. A couple of years ago when I was outside my home playing with my daughter, some of my fellow African-American male neighbors were also outside playing with their kids. It was almost a surreal moment as I begin to think that we were all young black men in our 30s, married, homeowners and taking care of our children.
Aaron Arnold. Over the years, those commonalities created a brotherhood and bond between us that will last forever. It helps to dispel the myths and negative statements that are often expressed in and out of our community, like "there are no good black men," "black men don't take care of their kids," or "black men abandon their families.
Yet, before my very eyes, I was looking at this amazing image -- young black men, with their kids, being playful nurturing fathers.
One time, I took my daughter to a daddy-daughter event and again was inspired to see the abundance of young black men and their daughters having the best time. I realized that while we still have problems in our communities, there have for decades been black men who have been good men, good husbands and of course good fathers. However, this positive picture is rarely shown.
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It's an oversight that appears to prevent the constructive narrative from bringing changes to our communities. What we have is an institutionalized racism, which counters those images with negativity and perpetuates an idea that African-American men are no good, especially as fathers.
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It is important to remember that earlier this year the Centers for Disease Control CDC and the National Center for Health Statistics issued a new national research study on the vital role that fathers play in the parenting of their children. This study rebuked the misguided notion that Black American fathers were more delinquent than other fathers in the U. The point here is that in order to solve our problems we have to have more accurate analysis and less finger pointing at one another.
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We all have to be responsible, fathers, mothers, sons and daughters. In each of these initiatives, the roles of fathers and mothers will be key to success. I highly recommend that we all read essential books by a leading scholar on the subject of Black American fathers. Roberta L. For the last two decades, the trend of more responsible and accountable Black American fathers has been steadily growing.
Benjamin F. Chavis Jr.