Does the tradition of beating, spanking, hitting your kids which is so prevalent amongst AA's come from slavery? Is this yet another deeply programmed self destructive behavior learned from brutal whites? sure some kids need to be disciplined , but can you link the violent nature in aa communities today in part to child hood beatings? Learingto solve problems with physical violence? Do other peoples of afrikan descent beat their kids with the frequency of aa's? I watched a documentry where an amercan indian stated they did not believe in punishing kids by hitting as the whites would do when they put(stole) their kids in orphanages and military schools. this is not a debate on should we spank kids, its a question of is spanking a direct link to slavery and brainwashing?