After moving to a mostly white area of Long Island, father of three Sean Williams soon realized the stereotype surrounding black fathers and their presence as an active dad. According to CBS News, he said his neighbors would compliment him for spending time with his own kids, which bothered him. Starting an organization called “The Dad Gang,” an online movement of active black fathers bringing them together, sharing tips and advice.
With their huge social media following, Dad Gang’s social media pages showcases heart-warming black fatherhood moments such as dancing, diapers and cuddles, bottles, graduations, reunions, etc. Study shows that black fathers are more than just present. According to the CDC, black fathers bathe, dress or diaper the kids they live with on a daily basis more than any other group.
“I hope we really change the world and change the way the world views us,” Williams said. This past Father’s Day, dads of all races joined The Dad Gang members for a “March of Dads” in Washington, D.C. Organizers of the march said that it will show solidarity while fundraising for George Floyd’s daughter, Gigi.
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