Free Pass for Dead Beat Dads???


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There seems to be a quite a number of these being handed out, particularly among the black community and it really breaks my heart. A few days ago while browsing through my Facebook news feed, I came across an informal advice column where a young woman was asking advice on how to handle a situation with her daughter’s father. According to her, this would be her daughter’s seventh birthday party and she had become fed up with “inviting” her daughter’s father because he shows up for the birthday parties each year, empty handed, with a different lady on his arm every time. Pretty much absent throughout the rest of the year by choice as she put it (he hadn’t seen his child in the last 4 months) and he provides no other support for the child. The question posed was: “Am I being petty for not inviting him?” My reply:

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