Father's Day Perspective: With Dad's Missing, Where is the Hope for Black Families?
FATHER'S DAY PERSPECTIVE: WITH DAD'S MISSING, WHERE IS THE HOPE FOR BLACK FAMILIES? Branden Stephon Polk : Jun 19, 2015 : Bound4Life.com "I am full of hope today. God has called the black community to shine with restorative hope in this country... On this upcoming Father's Day, let us pray that the hearts of the fathers are truly turned towards their children."
More than one and a half million black men in America are missing. Where are they? Where did they go? Incarcerated. Dead. Justómissing. (Photo: Nebojsa Mladjenovic/Flickr/via Bound4Life)
According to the New York Times analysis on its blog The Upshot, more than one of every six African American men who would be between the ages of 25 and 54 are simply not present in society.
These men are not present to contribute to their communities, not present in the workforce, and not present as husbands or fathers.