http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-b...he-south--whips-their-children-202259157.html Note that I am not talking about abuse. But spanking. I don't think this is anything unique to Southern Blacks. Southern Whites, Northern Blacks and Northern Whites all used to "whip" their children with switches, belts, etc. Gosh we used to get paddled when I was in school. Perhaps this "you can't whip them" attitude is part of the reason why kids are out of control. Too much government intervention in parents simply disciplining their kids. While I don't know the details of the Adrian Peterson story, I just don't have a problem with a parent DISCIPLINING THEIR child. I can't think of a time that I got a "whippin"(in my best Southern dialect) from my parents or my grandparents that it didn't leave a welt or a raised mark. They weren't supposed to be soft. But if welts are the criteria, Charles is right. Just about everyone in the South and the North too who ever used a switch or belt on their child would be in jail. This seems to be more of the enemies work to destroy the family by taking away something God says that parents are to do.