Study finds minorities more likely to...

Study finds minorities more likely to be paddled

There are 17 comments on the Lexington Herald-Leader story from Aug 20, 2008, titled Study finds minorities more likely to be paddled. In it, Lexington Herald-Leader reports that:

Paddlings, swats, licks. A quarter of a million schoolchildren got them last year - and blacks, American Indians and kids with disabilities got a disproportionate share of the punishment, according to a study ...

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Bob

Attard, Malta

#1 Aug 20, 2008
This has always been the pattern in U.S.schools. In fact paddling has always been more common and popular in those states with large black populations, like the southern states. Is it because these minority children are more indisciplined?
bob

Paradise, CA

#2 Aug 23, 2008
its easier to abuse someone that has no one to stand up for them.who will believe them if they tell,its not right but its not going to stop.that cop,that preacher, that teacher just wouldnt do anything wrong.
Ca-ching

San Rafael, CA

#4 Aug 23, 2008
Haven't these school systems heard of time-outs? Standing in the corner? Being made to spend lunchtime cleaning erasers or other scut work?
Ca-ching

San Rafael, CA

#5 Aug 23, 2008
And, Teresa, I hope you are being sarcastic. Beating children leads to an adult who beats others.

“Just using common sense”

Since: May 08

Oroville

#6 Aug 23, 2008
Here in California they call it child abuse if you paddle your child.
I'm Native American and I went to school in Texas(long ago!) and I remember getting my hand smacked with the large wooden ruler. My mom pulled me out of that school because I was getting my hand smacked so much. The problem was I was rather a quiet child and very shy, not at all a troublemaker or one to speak out, yet I remember(very slight memory now) wondering why I was always in so much trouble. Thanks to Texas school system it was my first taste of prejudice.
Teresa, hope you were being facetious. I am a minority and my record is lily white(pun intended).
gottawonder

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Aug 23, 2008
Bob wrote:
Is it because these minority children are more indisciplined?
Yes.

What's the percentage of black kids who lack daddies at home? Hm?
Teresa

El Paso, TX

#8 Aug 23, 2008
Ca-ching wrote:
And, Teresa, I hope you are being sarcastic. Beating children leads to an adult who beats others.
No, I am not being sarcastic. I am dead serious. I grew up when child abuse was basically legal and I don't go around beating other people.
Seriously

United States

#11 Aug 23, 2008
I was paddled as a child as I know most of my friends were as well. It was always on my rear side and no place else. So far none of us have beaten, killed, harmed another person, etc. Look at the kids today...what should change to make them more respectable? Heck no we didn't like it, but it wasn't meant for us to like. I'm not saying beating someone, I'm talking an old-fashioned paddling on the rear side. I have never beaten my children, however, they have gotten swats on the rear and so far so good. My son graduates this next year and plans to go pre-med. He's never harmed another soul.
Spare the Rod

Pottstown, PA

#12 Aug 23, 2008
Cannot tell you how much I love this article. As a retired teacher with over 32+ years teaching experience, I distinctly recall when PA banned corporal punishment (oh yea, severe beatings, not). For the next few years all hell broke loose. And today it is ten times worse. Kids tell teachers to "F--k off", "You can't touch me", and on and on. I NEVER once struck my children or anyone elses child, but they knew the POSSIBILITY was always there. If you are a good disciplinarian, you do not have to raise your voice or strike anyone. But there are very, very many poor teacher/parent disciplinarians. And our society is paying the price. Spare the rod, spoil the child. Whatever. Too late when a 3 year old starts screwing with the thermostat. He should have been disciplined way before that. Yea, three years olds will be three years olds...then all of a sudden they are 18 years olds and act the same way. You made your bed, now lie in it. Overly protective parents are a pain in the a$$.
paddle away

United States

#13 Aug 23, 2008
Please understand that the average caucausion is a minority now in the USA. You have whites confused with Hispanics, Blacks and so on. Sounds like the right kids are getting their butts whipped.

“Get over yourself...”

Since: Jan 08

You're not that important

#15 Aug 23, 2008
Teresa wrote:
<quoted text>
No, I am not being sarcastic. I am dead serious. I grew up when child abuse was basically legal and I don't go around beating other people.
Same here. The same could be said of most who grew up before th 90's.

“Get over yourself...”

Since: Jan 08

You're not that important

#16 Aug 23, 2008
paddle away wrote:
Please understand that the average caucausion is a minority now in the USA. You have whites confused with Hispanics, Blacks and so on. Sounds like the right kids are getting their butts whipped.
Good point. I live in a state where corporal punishment is still allowed, and I had no idea because I never see it. But, I also live in a city where about 80% of the student body is Hispanic, 25% of the student body is Special Education, 15% are here illegally and probably 99% is unaware that corporal punishment is legal. I work for the schools and I hear countless times each year how parents can't control their kids. These same parents usually expect the schools to work some magic but are unwilling to take matters into their own hands. The majority of students who would qualify to be 'spanked' come from the above mentioned groups. Most of them also have the 'you can't touch me' attitude. At the risk of sounding racist (trust me, I'm not) most of the white kids and most of the kids from homes where parents are involved, regardless of race or gender, are not the ones being sent to the principals office.
tiredofthesos

Iwata, Japan

#17 Aug 24, 2008
Smug, because they think they are immune to the consequences, bigots here? No surprise.

100 years ago, even less, you scumbags would have been smearing the Irish, Jews, and Italians.

America might have to tolerate your kind (all countries have them, after all), but it doesn't need you. Not at all.
Black Panther

AOL

#18 Aug 24, 2008
gottawonder wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes.
What's the percentage of black kids who lack daddies at home? Hm?
Have you been to every home to see who had a daddy! Well until you do that and have a accurate account by race, please shut up!
Black Panther

AOL

#19 Aug 24, 2008
Bob wrote:
This has always been the pattern in U.S.schools. In fact paddling has always been more common and popular in those states with large black populations, like the southern states. Is it because these minority children are more indisciplined?
How do you know that. Do you know every child in America?
gottawonder

Carson, CA

#20 Aug 25, 2008
paddle away wrote:
Please understand that the average caucausion is a minority now in the USA.
And you are misinformed. Get out of California for once in your life. Either that or do some more reading.
gottawonder

Carson, CA

#21 Aug 25, 2008
Black Panther wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you been to every home to see who had a daddy! Well until you do that and have a accurate account by race, please shut up!
So, I guess you haven't seen the statistics...

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