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VIDEO: Black Fathers Matter

VIDEO: Black Fathers Matter

Celebrating the importance of dads.

The newest video offering from Prager University features talk host Larry Elder talking about fathers and fatherhood just in time for Father’s Day.

Elder looks at how government programs intended to end poverty have affected the black community and encouraged men to abandon their moral and financial obligations as fathers.

Using real statistics and evidence, Elder makes a compelling case for the importance of fathers and the role they play in the lives of boys and young men.

Of course, the principles Elder discusses matter to people of all races.

The diminished role of fathers can be seen in our culture. In many modern films, TV shows and even commercials, the father is often treated like the bumbling family moron.

If you watch the entire video below, you’ll hear Elder tell a touching story about his own father and the impact he had on his own life.

Here’s the official video description from Prager University:

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.

Now enjoy the video:

A recent report from Trib Live confirms many of the things Elder says about fatherhood:

Report: Fathers gain inner peace from involvement in raising kids

Healthy, involved dads lead to healthy lads and ladies.

That’s the crux of a comprehensive report released Monday by The American Academy of Pediatrics, examining the science behind fatherhood and the role pediatricians can play in encouraging robust and rewarding father-child relationships.

There’s no exact scientific manner in measuring what constitutes a good dad. Still, evidence cited in the report shows there are serious benefits for children with dads who nurture, play and spend time with them. They tend to have better grades and social skills and avoid drugs, teenage pregnancy and delinquency.

Here’s wishing an early happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.

Featured image via YouTube.

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These Prager U vids are some of the best things on the interwebs.

I’m gonna send them some money.

While this video emphasizes the effect of our well-intended welfare provisions on black families, I can with confidence state that it applies equally strongly to lily-white families of both modest and comfortable means.

1. I know a white man with a college education, who talked like the stereotypical black welfare queen of the ’80s. He would work long enough to obtain benefits, get fired, stay out of work until benefits ended, get another job and work long enough to obtain benefits, wash, rinse, repeat. By the time the Clinton-era reforms came around, I was all for them, due to his example.

2. I know from close observation of a little white boy that there is nothing more charming than a fatherless little boy. He wanted a house, and a pet, and a daddy.

3. I know a white woman who had a second pregnancy by the same good-for-nothing drug dealer, because the benefits would improve.

4. I know from direct, personal experience that co-operative, well-trained boys simply would not hear certain things from their mother. They have to hear it from someone else. Some of these things can be said by a teacher, or coach, or trainer. None of these are a full or piecemeal substitute for a father. An absent or alcoholic father leaves a hole in their lives that they pine to fill.

Do not think that different skin color yields different results, when a father fails his family.

Speaking as a father of 4 boys and one girl…..

I was fortunate that my grandfather and my mother’s brothers were in my single mother’s life, acting in place of my father who really wasn’t.

I passed their lessons on down to my kids. One is a respiratory therapist. One is (about to be) a diesel mechanic. One lives at home because of his special needs. I can so without any doubt that if there hadn’t been a father in my boys lives, they would not any of them be in a good place. But I have now three strong men and one smart and talented young woman to be my legacy. If I died tomorrow, the world will still be a better place because of my children.

And I was a better father because of the men who stepped into my life to shape me up. Thanks be to God.

We all need to give our boys more as a society.

As I’ve fought for family law reform over a period of a decade, the statistics are maddening.

It became clear to me and others along side me that the left’s agenda is to remove dad from the family equation because the aftermath is a weak and chaotic unit which is easy to control and manipulate.

Stalin and Mao would just kill men, which had the effect of strengthening the need for the role in its absence. The current tactic of simply erasing the role from the contract people have with society is much more diabolical and effective.

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