A new study shows 89 percent of black parents spank their children when compared to other races.
According to the Daily Mail, "researchers have long found corporal punishment extends to families of all ethnic groups and socio-economic backgrounds." But the study shows African Americans are more likely to whip, paddle and spank their children, and use other methods of physical violence as disciplining tools.
The study, led by Elizabeth Gershoff, a professor and researcher on corporal punishment at the university, examined 20,000 kindergartners and their parents.
"The numbers show that 80 per cent of Hispanic parents and 79 per cent of white parents say they have spanked their children."
But while the study showed that Whites and Hispanics spanked their children with the open hand, blacks used more violent methods against their children, such as belts and extension cords.
CNN suggests that harsh whippings are a legacy "left by the brutality of slavery".
Others say blacks whip their children, rather than patiently communicating their expectations, because blacks are less educated.
Experts generally agree there is a fine line between a swat on the behind, and the more serious physical punishments meted out by blacks against children as young as 2.
Elizabeth Gershoff told Caller.com,
"There's a slippery slope between hitting them with a hand and an object, and hitting them twice and hitting them 10 times. It all has negative consequences for children, and it's too easy for spanking to get carried into abuse."
Child expert Dr. Sears writes that spanking children leads to more aggressive kindergartners:
Spanking demonstrates that it's all right for people to hit people, and especially for big people to hit little people, and stronger people to hit weaker people. Children learn that when you have a problem you solve it with a good swat. A child whose behavior is controlled by spanking is likely to carry on this mode of interaction into other relationships with siblings and peers, and eventually a spouse and offspring.
The recent study explains why blacks tend to be more violent in nature, and why the prison population is majority black when blacks are only 13 percent of the U.S. population.
While we believe that the majority of Sandrarose.com's readers are of above average intelligence, hopefully this study will serve as a wake up call.