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We Teach Our Son That All People Were Created Equal – Justin Timberlake

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On Father’s Day, reflected on the lessons he gives to his young son, Silas, imbibing in him the importance of treating everyone with love and respect.

Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel
Justin Timberlake and his wife

The singer and actor took to his Instagram page on Sunday, June 21, 2020, sharing how he and his wife, actress Jessica Biel, teach their son not to treat people differently because of their skin color.

Part of the post reads:

Boys grow up to be fathers. I think about that a lot these days. We try to teach our son to love and respect everyone – we teach him that all people are all created equal, and that no one should be treated differently because of the color of their skin.

We teach him this because one day, he will go on to teach his kids the same. It’s a cycle. And right now, as we all work to undo generations of discrimination that have plagued our system and our communities across the country… I am reminded today that the first lessons start at home.

I’m grateful for both of my dads and my mother for teaching me those lessons from the beginning. And for listening to me when I had something to say that they hadn’t learned. I pray for that humility with my own son.

I’m grateful for my wife, who made me a father, and is my favorite person/partner/teacher/friend in all of it.

I’m grateful for my son, who is ALWAYS teaching me right back.”

Timberlake and his son Silas
Timberlake and his son Silas
Father and son
Father and son

See the post below:

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Boys grow up to be fathers. I think about that a lot these days. We try to teach our son to love and to respect everyone — we teach him that all people are all created equal, and that no one should be treated differently because of the color of their skin. We teach him this because one day, he will go on to teach his kids the same. It’s a cycle. And right now, as we all work to undo generations of discrimination that have plagued our system and our communities across this country… I’m reminded today that the first lessons start at home. Im grateful for both of my dads and my mother for teaching me those lessons from the beginning. And for listening to me when I had something to say that they hadn’t learned. I pray for that humility with my own son. I’m grateful for my wife, who made me a father, and is my favorite person/partner/teacher/friend in all of it. I’m grateful for my son, who is always ALWAYS teaching me right back. ⠀ ⠀ Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there. While we owe our sons and daughters these lessons in the places where the doors close at night, I hope you are as inspired as I am to make them THE TRUTH in the places that same door opens every morning and we send them out to discover. There’s more to do. And we are built for it. After all, we are the Dads. Sending my love to you and yours.

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