Black Fathers Weren’t Removed from the Home; They Left.

Arah Iloabugichukwu
12 min readDec 22, 2021

We can no longer blame systemic shadows for the internal work Black men are unwilling to do.

My uncle is a deadbeat dad. I love him, a combination of obligation and empathy, but I abhor his decisions as a man, as a human being, and especially as a father of five. If you were to ask him about his dedication to fatherhood for the last three and a half decades, he’d tell…

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