First, how families talk about minorities and immigrants is critical. In work that we conducted in Finland, we found prejudicial opinions of Finns toward Russian immigrants are largely shaped during adolescence. It’s incumbent upon parents to be role models for their children and adolescents and to promote tolerance and mutual respect early.
In my mind, Dick Hoyt, a military man, is father of the century. I first saw this amazing father and son story on Youtube years ago. Pure love. Incredibly selfless. It is a story that started in 1962 when his son Rick was born.