Why is it that SOME Black parents like to (or at least used to) opt for extension cords, iron cords, and other harsh weapons when handling the youngins. Is this not a slavery flashback. Sure an open-handed swat on the buttocks may serve the most stubborn kids right, but are weapons of mass crying and sniffling necessary? Back in 1999 I witnessed a Black mother swat her child with a fly-swatter, in a Toys 'R' Us parking lot. Somebody obviously called 911, the Police took her kids to a Children's Receiving Home, and they did a thorough body check on the child. How would you've all reacted to this situation? 15-20 years later I still have a marking or two from them double lined 'stension cords!!