Black fathers sometimes get a bad rap. The black fathers on the Maury Povich show will dance a jig when they hear those famous words “you are not the father”, but what is a father? If you meet a woman at the club and you have a one night stand with her and she gets pregnant are you a father? Sure you might qualify as a sperm donor, but at that point you do not have a real connection to that woman, and surely no connection to that child. Your intent was to have sex with the woman and now you find you have a connection that will at least last until that child is 18, but even if you do not feel a connection you do have a responsibility to that child, and today we celebrate the men who have stepped up and taken that responsibility to heart. We celebrate the fathers that are married and committed to their families. They are committed to teaching their sons how to be a man and how to treat a woman. We celebrate the fathers that are showing their daughters by their own deeds what kind of traits they should look for when they seek a mate. We celebrate the fathers that encourage their children to reach beyond their circumstances and strive toward success which is still attainable. It might be harder to attain, but it is not impossible to attain. I celebrate my grandfather who had the foresight to educate his 5 children in a time when most children did not finish high school. I celebrate my own father who worked hard all his life to give us a better life, and lastly I celebrate my husband who loves his children and teaches them on a daily basis how to walk up right and be the person God created them to be. So Happy Father’s Day to real fathers, real men.
Happy Father’s Day to Real Fathers, Real Men
By musesofamom, on June 16, 2012 at 9:49 pm, under Ebony Mom Politics. Tags: African American, African Americans, Barack Obama, black america, black men, Black People, Black women, CNN, Current Events, Dad, Dads, dance with my father, dance with my father by luther vandross, Father's Day, fathers, happy Father's Day, luther vandross, media, Morning Joe, MSNBC, television. No Comments
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