When Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson disciplined his 4 year old son with a switch, it revealed the differences in child-rearing practices based on cultural, historic, religious and socio-economic factors.

Britney Cooper says in Slate that corporal punishment is considered good parenting in African American communities.

Michael Eric Dyson says in the New York Times that African Americans “would rather beat their children than bury them.”

David Ritz writes about the tragedy of Marvin Gaye.

What does all this mean? Join Not in Our Town for Continuing Conversations on Race, a confidential safe place to discuss important issues, on Monday, October 6, at 7 p.m. at the Princeton Public Library. Don Stryker will facilitate the discussion.  Click here to read more.