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ESSENCE Poll: Do You Think Black Dads Get a Bad Rep?

A new study reveals that Black fathers are as involved in their children's lives as dads of other races.
ESSENCE Poll: Do You Think Black Dads Get a Bad Rep?
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A new study on fathers’ involvement with their children reveals that Black men are more active in their child’s life than ever.

Out of the Black fathers who live with their children, 75 percent help with tasks like bathing and diapering, compared to 60 percent White and 45 percent Latino. The study, which involved 3,900 men between 2006 and 2010, also showed that 35 percent of Black fathers who lived with their young children said they read to them daily, compared to 30 percent of White dads and 22 precent of Latino dads.

In addition, the study found that Black fathers who lived outside of the house were at least as involved as other dads who didn’t live with their kids, or more so.

Do you think Black dads get a bad rep? Tell us about the positive Black dad in your life in a comment below! 

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