“Being a Black dad in America is quite complex – unlike the average American dad, we have to be conscious of the way we carry ourselves. We have to work twice as hard to counter the negative perceptions society has bestowed on us. However, I feel like negative biases create an opportunity for growth to prove people wrong, especially for me personally.
The Black lives matter movement has created a platform for the need of social equality. As a Black dad and being married to a white woman, this has been an opportunity to discuss race relations at home.
The discussion of race and prejudices are very essential to our growth as a society. Unfortunately, many choose to ignore the challenges. Until we all decide to acknowledge this problem and make a conscious effort to embrace our differences, we shall continue to witness the plague of racism that is quite evident in America today.”