This story has appeared several times in my Facebook feed. Apparently Black fathers can’t do anything right when it comes to their kids. I don’t buy into the myth that Black men abandon their kids more than other fathers, I truly believe there is a certain type of man who could give two piles of cow patties about humans who look like himself. You have to want to be a father, and that desire has no color restriction, so when I see men like Doyin Richards I don’t think he’s a pink elephant when I see all the ways in which he celebrates his role as a father.
“He probably rented those kids. They don’t even look like him.”
“I would bet anything that you’re a deadbeat.”
“OK buddy, cute picture. Now why don’t you hand the children back to their mom so you can go back to selling drugs or your bootleg rap CDs?”
“So do you do this for all of your illegitimate kids?”
Unfortunately, the general public wasn’t so enthusiastic to see this Daddy blogger doing what a lot of Dads do, his daughter’s hair. He even had the audacity to be caught in act all the while dangling his youngest child in a BabyBjörn carrier!
I don’t even know where to start with this. American’s hold a disgusting view of Black people in general, and those people include Black males who receive as much manufactured and damaging stereotype presentation as do Black women.
Whether right or wrong there will be some who will be angered that the Black person in front of them is not adhering to their pea-brained perception. And like any social scientist will tell you, cognitive dissonance can be a muthf*ker when one is confronted with a new reality.
Find out more about Doyin Richards, his biracial wife, and their two beautiful kids by visiting his blog Doin’ Daddy Work and learn about the ups and downs of fatherhood from a Black father who cares and snarf back at his haters.