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Spanking children is a holdover from Slavery & wasn't traditional in Africa

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Spanking children is a holdover from Slavery & wasn't traditionally practiced in West Africa' - Michael Imhotep on 'The Culture' with Farajii Muhammad 4-11-23

“African-Americans adopted the practice of beating children from white slave masters. Europeans brutalized their own children for thousands of years prior to crossing the Atlantic to the New World and colonizing Africa. Historians and anthropologists have found no evidence that ritualistic forms of physical discipline of children existed in precolonial West African societies prior to the Atlantic slave trade. West African societies held children in a much higher regard than slave societies in the Atlantic world, which placed emphasis on black bodies as property, not as human beings. West Africans believed that children came from the afterlife, that they were gods or reincarnated ancestors…” (Dr Stacey Patton)


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