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Justin Timberlake is taking some time this Father's Day to reflect on his responsibility as a dad to 5-year-old son Silas Randall.
In a lengthy post on Sunday, the singer, 39, shared a series of photos with his child, and discussed how he and wife Jessica Biel hope to help end the cycle of systemic racism by raising their son to understand "all people are all created equal."
"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," Timberlake wrote, in light of the ongoing racial injustices brought to global attention following the killing of George Floyd.
Floyd, an unarmed Black man, and father of five died on May 25. The 46-year-old's final moments were captured on-camera, with footage showing ex-police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeling on Floyd's neck while three other officers watched without any apparent protest, even as Floyd said repeatedly that he couldn't breathe and pleaded for the officer to stop.

All four men have been arrested and charged in connection with the killing. Two have since been released from jail on bond ahead of their trials.
"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," Timberlake continued his post. "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."




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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