Is it the lack of father figure affecting the black community or mothers putting their daughter’s education over their sons own? As a black man who didn’t grow up with a father, I’m a better father and a more successful man today because of him not being there for me. But like many other black men, I was raised by a mother who put her daughter’s educations first over mine, so I had to struggle to be where I am today. My mother would take the money I had to go to school and give it to my sisters for them to go to school, while I stayed home. It is also very common for a lot of young black boys to work and send their sisters to college while they stay uneducated. All of these are common everyday practice in many black societies, which lead to many black men being uneducated. So I just want everyone to know that a lack of father figure doesn’t make a boy unsuccessful because not every father is good. But when you have mothers who put their daughters education over their sons own, it will create a society with more educated and successful women than men, which comes back to affect the women when they seek an equally educated and successful man to marry in the future.
As a black man who didn’t grow up with a father, I’m a better father and a more successful man today because of him not being there for me.