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Black Fathers Disprove Stereotype of Absenteeism

A 2013 study showed that black dads are just as – if not more – involved in their children's lives as white and Latino fathers, counter to lingering stereotypes that black American families lack engaged male role models.

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A 2013 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that black dads are just as – if not more – involved in their children's lives as white and Latino fathers, counter to lingering stereotypes that black American families lack engaged male role models. One example of this superior engagement is Army veteran and father of four, Steve Collins. A frequent volunteer, mentor, chaperone and PTA president, Collins was named Parent of the Year by the Jackson Public Schools district in Mississippi. (The Hechinger Report)

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