Thursday, June 5, 2014

Fatherlessness Statistics in America

From BET National News: A simple reminder of why it’s hugely important for dads to be present and engaged in their children’s homes.

absentee Black dads on Father's Day

In the United States, nearly 20 million children — that’s almost 25 percent — were living in homes with no father in them, according to a 2005 Census Bureau report. Of those children, the burden of absentee fathers falls most heavily on Black kids. Fifty-six percent of Black children have no father around, compared to just 22 percent of white children and 31 percent of Latino kids.

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