Stacey Patton provides a powerful and heartbreaking look at the link with white supremacy why it’s time to stop hitting our children — for their sake and the future of black families. Click to read this essay in its entirety. It is adapted from her forthcoming book, “Spare the Kids: Why Whupping Children Won’t Save Black America.” “This is gonna hurt me more than it hurts you.” My black, middle-class adoptive mother often grumbled these words as she prepared to whup me for getting dirty, mouthing off, rolling my eyes, telling lies or any number of other childhood...Read More
Byline: Stacey Patton
Sparing the Rod and
Saving Our Children
Stacey Patton pro-vides a powerful, heart-breaking look at the link with white supremacy and why it's time to stop hitting our children, for their sake and the future of black families. Click here to read.