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African American Men in the United States

Author Jamal Hagler writes about the need to push back on outdated stereotypes.

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idea_bulbMore black men are going to college than ever before in our nation’s history. Black men make up the largest share of people of color in the U.S. armed forces. And black fathers living with their children are more likely to take on everyday child care duties than fathers in other demographic groups.

Yet many portrayals of black men in the media continue to focus on the negative. Unfortunately, these outdated stereotypes neglect the breadth and depth of the lives of American black men, who have many roles—including father, husband, mentor, and community leader, just to name a few.

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