Is Spanking A Black And White Issue?

08/15/2011 01:18 pm ET | Updated Oct 15, 2011

In a recent "Lives" column in The New York Times Magazine, the novelist and culture critic Touré wrote about racial identity. In the piece, he mentioned becoming a father and weighing whether or not spanking a child for misbehaving was acceptable. He pondered the cultural connections to spanking, implying that it was a common form of discipline among black families.

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