About Stacey Patton

Stacey Patton, PhD is the author of Spare The Kids: Why Whupping Children Won’t Save Black America and the forthcoming book Strung Up: The Lynching of Black Children in Jim Crow America.

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A healthy parent would never intentionally place their child in harm’s way or create unnecessary fear for their own entertainment.
September 18, 2021
A suspicious viral TikTok video posted by a white nurse named Dawn demonstrates the danger of performative solidarity and Black trauma porn.
Central Elementary School in Clewiston, principal Melissa Carter paddles child for allegedly damaging a computer
May 17, 2021
The damage imposed by slavery and Jim Crow to generations of Black kids is being repeated in schools where paddling is institutionalized.
Ma'Khia Bryant thegrio.com
Dr. Stacey Patton, who recounts her personal experiences in the foster care system, says the tragedy of Ma’khia Bryant is one of many.
April 6, 2021
No matter what Cher or anyone like her imagines or tweets, George Floyd was never safe as many white liberals stall in the face of racism.
March 29, 2021
Two Montgomery County officers believe Black children who get into trouble at school aren’t whupped enough. Whupping is part of the problem.
December 21, 2020
Dr. Stacey Patton says a viral tradition of parents scaring theirn young children with a Grinch photoshoot is both traumatic and historical.