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Author Patton, Stacey, author.

Title Spare the kids : why whupping children won't save Black America / Stacey Patton, PhD.

Publication Info. Boston : Beacon Press, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    305.23089 PAT    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    305.23089 PAT    Available
Description 238 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents A family conversation -- "A love whupping:" reflections on the Adrian Peterson -- And "Baltimore mom" controversies -- Extending the master's lash: the historical roots of Whupping children in black communities -- Would Jesus whup a child? Black clergy on what sparing the rod really means -- "You always were a black queen, mama:" how black boys who are whupped by their mothers grow up to mistreat other black women -- "Talk to the wood or go to the 'hood:" the campaign to end paddling in Southern schools -- "I'll bust you in the head 'til the white meat shows!" Why black comedians joke about whuppings -- "Don't be a fast girl:" how hitting your daughter can trigger early puberty -- The parent-to-prison-pipeline: how Wisconsin's first Black district attorney connected hitting children to criminal justice outcomes -- Sparing the rod: testimonies of black parents who stopped hitting, or never whupped.
Summary "Spare the Kids examines the cultural tradition of corporal punishment in Black homes and its connections to racial violence in America. ?The impact on child rearing among so many black families of Stacey Patton?s Spare the Kids may well prove as powerfully corrective as Harriet Beecher Stowe?s Uncle Tom?s Cabin was upon the acceptance of chattel slavery.??David Levering Lewis, two-time Pulitzer Prize?winner for biographies on W. E. B. Du Bois,"--NoveList.
Subject African American families.
Corporal punishment of children -- United States.
African American children -- Abuse of.
African American parents -- Attitudes.
Children and violence -- United States.
ISBN 9780807061046 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0807061042 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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