Finish this sentence for me, people: “Psychologists told Black People to stop spanking their kids and now…” You can leave a comment below.
Why do I ask? Crazy “youngins” on the metro this morning.
If you live in DC, you know that African-American kids can act a dignified fool on the metro trains. I blame this on the fact that many black parents stopped spanking their kids and strayed from the time-tested methods of discipline that worked for our foremothers and forefathers.
Do you think Martin Luther King was put in time out? Did Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis have to sit there and think about what they’d done…and then write a letter to their victim as punishment? I would venture to say that many a famous negro of yesteryear received proper spankings. I’m not talking extension cords, big wooden boards, and other out of the ordinary stuff. I’m not talking about anything that leaves bruises or welts. Spanking with a hand or belt, NOT beatings. You can disagree with me and if you think it’s abuse, you’re entitled to your opinion. As am I.