Box 1 Topside 5

Box 1 Topside 5

I’m a black man who grew up without a father. Yet, to me, Mr. Obama’s finger-wagging on fatherhood has been disappointing almost beyond words.  In a 2008 Father’s Day speech before a black congregation in Chicago, Mr. Obama, then a candidate for the White House, took black dads to task. “Any fool can have a child,” he said. “That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.”

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