Tim (#39)

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“The divorce rate is 49% in the US, but it’s only Black dads that are painted as deadbeats. We have allowed society to say that we are absentee fathers, when in fact, we are just as dedicated to our children as white fathers. If we don’t fight back on the stereotypes, then we eventually succumb to what society wants; we have to break that cycle. It starts with current Black fathers and hopefully will trickle down to our kids. The fact is, we are educated, we have amazing families, and we want the same things for our kids that anyone else wants for theirs.”

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