According to mic.com, even though research from the U.S. government shows that common myths about absentee black fathers are false, they persist. To challenge those myths, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement released a series of photos highlighting black family life.
1. Black dads are more involved with their kids on a daily basis than dads from other racial groups.
2. Black fathers ate meals with their young children more than their white and Latino counterparts.
3. Black fathers also escorted their 5-to-18-year-old children to activities more than fathers of other races.
4. More black fathers live with their kids than live apart from them.
5. Over 70 percent of black dads bathe, diaper or dress their children every day.
6. For those black fathers who did live separate from their children, they read to their kids, changed diapers and helped with homework more often than other dads.
7. A higher percentage of black fathers — 40.6 percent — help with homework or check homework than white fathers.
8. A higher percentage of black fathers — 34.9 percent — read to their kids daily than white fathers.
Twitter users who wish to contribute to fighting myths of black fatherhood have used the hashtag #BlackMaleReimagined to share their own photos.
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