May 30, 2023
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Black Fathers Were Found To Be The Most Involved In Their Children’s Lives Says New CDC Study

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Despite what negative media outlets, Hollywood, and toxic Black women spew on social media and talk shows about Black men not being apart and raising their children. Recent reports dismissed all the long time negative rhetoric as untrue. 

Black fathers were found to be the most involved with their children, whether or not they lived with them, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control. When compared to white and Hispanic fathers, a higher proportion of black fathers fed or ate meals with their kids every day, dressed them, bathed them, and played with them every day. The survey also demonstrated that men in America are now more actively involved in child care than in the past.

The Pew Research Center’s study on dads, which revealed how the American definition of fatherhood is evolving, is supplemented by the CDC study—the following six facts.

Parenthood is an integral part of their identity, according to more than 50% of parents.

Dads are spending more time than ever before on child care and homework.

For 48% of working fathers, staying home with their kids would be preferable to working.

When questioned, 58% of parents said that principles and morality were more important to them than discipline, emotional support, and financial security.

According to 70% of Americans, it’s crucial for parents and their infants to bond.

Compared to white fathers 60% and Hispanic fathers 45%, black fathers 70% were more involved and likely to have dressed, diapered, bathed, or helped their children use the restroom daily.

Yes, Black fathers are involved in raising their children, just like fathers of any other race or ethnicity. Unfortunately, many stereotypes and misconceptions about Black fathers suggest otherwise. However, research has shown that Black fathers are just as involved in their children’s lives as fathers of other races and ethnicities.

For example, a study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family found that Black fathers who live with their children are more likely to be involved in direct caregiving activities (such as feeding, bathing, and dressing) than fathers of other races and ethnicities. Additionally, Black fathers who do not live with their children are more likely to stay in contact and provide emotional and financial support than fathers of other races and ethnicities in similar situations.

Let’s honor Black father and father figures in our lives on this Father’s Day and be grateful for the affection, direction, and support they give us. Here are some dad-related tributes.

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