Debunking the Most Pervasive Myth About Black Fatherhood
The most pervasive myth about black fathers is that most are absent from their children’s lives — but the truth is far more complicated than the stereotype suggests.
All of the data paints a more nuanced view of black fatherhood than the stereotypes suggest. It’s not an issue of laziness, inability to commit to family, or another inherent flaw in black culture, as some people may suggest. There are real systemic issues at play — and most black fathers do seem to be trying make the future bright for their kids.