I wanted to get the replies mostly from Alpha but from other southerners. Peterson lives in Texas, and is a southern black man.
Charles Barkley recently came out and said every black parent in the south would go to jail. Thats just how it is. He said he hated the word "Beating" the child... and instead said its called "Spanking" or "Whooping" the child.
It might upset a lot of people.. especially this day in age. However, that is HOW IT IS. 1 person going to court and getting prosecuted losing his job and going to jail, will not make a culture change for an entire part of the country.
I think, Media has blown this all way out of hand.
Justin (Ik0n), I know where you are coming from and this touches home.. so I respect your opinions a lot.
Its just that.. Hitting a child for discipline happens SO MUCH, I find it irks me that they go after 1 person and make an example out of him. Did you know Peterson has a charity founded for at risk youth? He used his judgement and how he was raised on his child. While it may be wrong, its ALL HE KNOWS.
There is a fine line. I cant stop typing. lol. Would you rather put some welts on your child.. or have them grow up and be gang affiliated and be in even worse trouble? I understand hitting a kid isnt the right way to steer them away from gang violence and trouble.. but. UGH.
Start typing: with all that said, would I ever hit my kid (If I had one). No I would not.