Can government make better dads?

So asks The Root, in detailing the president’s new parenthood initiatives. Answer: no, but it can help. So can Leonard Pitts, Jr.’s searing Becoming Dad, the best book on black men and fatherhood available today. We’re partial–we publish it, as we publish Pitts’s other books. But read it and see for yourself. I’m on record opining that this book would be of particular importance to Barack Obama, considering his interest in strengthening black families. America’s best-known black father: I hope you take note.

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