When something is geared toward black fathers – or any group – it’s there to fulfill the need for specific and authentic to them.
How does a parent teach kids about and find answers about diversity without putting people of differing color, sexual identity and so on the spot?
Kids like to sort things into simple catagories. We humans, though common in many ways, are diverse, complex and challenging, and cannot be easily labeled.
We acknowledge the disparity between our skin tones. But neither of us is ever in the minority because we share the same color blood.
Cheerios recently caused controversy with a commercial that featured an African American dad, Caucasian mom and an adorable little girl.
Even in a city as diverse as NYC, the difference in skin and hair color between me and my daughters makes people think I am their Manny.