Dear Mr. White Guy,
Why do white people feel the need to comment on someone disciplining, spanking, or correcting their children in public? If I wanna go Super Saiyan on my kids or Liu Kang bicycle kick them in their chest for acting up in public, that’s my thing! I mean why do they feel the need to voice their opinion on someone’s parenting when their kids disrespect them, curse them out and call them all sorts of names?
I have personally never witnessed a white person directly comment on another person’s inability to discipline their children in a mature and respectful way. But I’m sure it happens. I have to guess on this one based on the mind set of most white people I know. Parenting is a job that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Physically abusing a child is wrong no matter what your skin color. So while I know you were comically exaggerating the Liu Kang kick, I do know that some people take that ish too far. White people (along with many other things) feel it is their job to save the world. For better or worse, white people (with a little money – not the really poor one and not the really rich ones) really want to help. So when we see a child being abused in public it’s our duty to say something. But not too loud and certainly not so that you can hear it
Seriously though, everybody has a philosophy on how to raise children. I don’t “beat” my kids but I don’t have a problem lighting that ass up for them if talking isn’t getting their attention. I also don’t mind letting my 3 year old whine and cry if he feels the need. I just refuse to listen to it so I make him sit in his room. I don’t tolerate disrespect and I don’t tolerate disobedience but other than that, he can do whatever he wants. He’s only going to be a child for a short period of time and I just want him to enjoy it. Of course that doesn’t mean he can write on the walls, or break random ish, but if he wants to watch tv, eat in the play room, play on his leappad, and crash his monster trucks into each other, well hell, go ahead, just don’t do it without me. If we are in a store and he starts acting up he knows the drill. I’ll take him to a private place and light his ass up. All I really need to do is threaten to take him there and it usually gets his attention. So if you are Liu Kanging your kids because they are embarrassing YOU, you may want to step back and check YOU. If you are TEACHING them through disciplinary actions and you are confident that what you are doing is in the best interest of the child and not your own shatty image, then screw what white people say about it. Right?
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