Thank you Dani McClain for your powerful piece on discipline in the Black community, “The Color of Discipline”

“Black parents know this anxious vigilance, but for many of us it doesn’t fade away after a period of months. Instead, many of us are held hostage by fear. Trina Greene Brown, founder of a support community for black parents called Parenting for Liberation, tells me she’s seen how legitimate fears convince some parents that they have limited options when it comes to keeping their children safe. “I’ve gone into communities where I’ve gotten push back,” she says. “‘We have to beat our kids. What are you talking about? If I don’t do X,Y, Z then they’re going to be in a gang.’ What can I say to that parent?”

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