Black parenting is often too authoritative. White parenting is often too permissive. Both need to change
I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, though I don’t condone it, I don’t think all corporal punishment of children is abuse. I have actually said before that I think a lot of the anti-corporal punishment discourse contains a lot of classist and racist elements. On the other hand— I’m going to be completely honest— it has not been my experience that black children are better-behaved than white children. All children, regardless of race, are basically equally bratty and rambunctious.
"I have heard everyone from preachers to comedians lament the passing of days when a child would do something wrong at a neighbor’s house, get spanked by that neighbor, and then come home and get spanked again for daring to misbehave at someone else’s house. For many that is a vision of a strong black community, in which children are so loved and cared for that everyone has a stake in making sure that those children turn out well, and ‘know how to act.’”
Maybe it’s not my place, as a white person, to argue with Cooper about this, but all I’m saying is, VERY FEW (if any) of the black parents I know would be okay with someone else spanking their child, except maybe, like, the child’s grandmother or someone REALLY close to the family. That would be so inappropriate.
“It would be easy to demonize Peterson as an abuser, but…”
I mean, he beat his kid until his kid BLED. Just because it wasn’t intentional abuse, that doesn’t make it any less abusive.
IDK, I’m probably going to lose followers for this.