Becoming Dad: Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhoodby Leonard Pitts, Leonard Pitts
The fatherless black family is one of America's most damning stereotypes and most troublesome epidemics. Raised in a home with an abusive, emotionally distant father, journalist Leonard Pitts Jr. didn't know where to turn for guidance when raising his own son. Where and how do you become "Dad" when you have grown up without positive role models? Pitts interviewed dozens of black men across America to pose this question to them. The result is an honest portrait of black fatherhood that offers much food for thought.
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Leonard Pitts, Jr., dispells the myth that women and children 'don't need a man' by showing the impact that fatherlessness has on children. His analysis has relevance far beyond our African-American community and is supported by a large body of anecdotal, first-person interviews as well as statistical evidence. Makes me thankful for the strong women who held it together in my life and in other families.