03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sherri Shepherd: I Couldn't "Beat" My Kid In A "Rich White Folks' Store"

Yesterday on "The View," Sherri Shepherd discussed taking her two-year-old son Jeffrey to a toy store that was having a sale instead of giving him a nap. She described the store, Giggle, as "a rich white folks' store."

What distinguishes a "rich white folks' store" from any other store? For Sherri, it's the inability to physically discipline her screaming child. Jeffrey was crying as they shopped for toys, but Sherri told the panel that, because she felt guilty about bringing him to the store instead of letting him nap, "I couldn't do what I normally would have done. Plus the people [were] looking at me like, this wasn't a store that looked like they beat the kids. So I had to do as the Romans do when I was in the Roman store."

It remains unclear whether these Romans came before or after the Christians.


On yesterday's "The View," Sherri Shepherd discussed taking her son Jeffrey to a toy store for "rich white folks" and the embarrassment that ensued when her toddler would not stop crying.

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