Father absence is not an insurmountable problem in America. We need to understand why it occurs; we need to figure out how to bring fathers back into their children’s lives and keep them there; and we support both fathers and mothers in the very difficult — but most rewarding — job of raising their children.
Below are some ideas and thoughts shared by others who are concerned about father absence.
“Which poses a bigger threat to black communities: Racism? Or the absence of fathers? Drawing on a sea of official data and his own upbringing, talk-show host Larry Elder shows just how important black fathers are in turning boys into responsible and happy men–and how their absence has had a tragic impact on millions of black Americans.”
See the video presentation here.