Dreams From My Mother

Of all the reactions to the viral video of a woman pummeling and verbally abusing her teenage son during the Baltimore uprisings, one stood out above the rest: an essay in the New York Times that used the video as fodder for explaining “What Black Moms Know” and why we are superior parents. According to the essay’s author, public corporal punishment and not reading books are among the helpful life strategies we picked up during slavery. The essay itself went viral; meanwhile, the New York Post hailed the Baltimore mom as “Mother of the Year.” Continue reading at 'Slate'

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