There is something wrong with this country when an NFL football player is indicted for beating his four-year old with a switch and people start talking about the ways in which African American culture perpetuates corporal punishment as discipline.
A true All-American
My Not African American friends have told me far more stories about physical discipline than my African American ones. They were Jewish-, Italian-, Irish-, Indian-, Greek- and, yes, East Asian-Americans. (And even some WASPs.) A friend of mine reminds me that this happens to Latino children as well. None of those people had a legacy of American slavery haunting them, but they did it anyway.
One might almost think this is an AMERICAN problem. Perhaps, then, we should address it as such.
Deb in the City