Stickin' To, Watchin' Over, and Gettin' With: An African American Parent's Guide to Discipline

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Introduction

The lion's story will never be known as long as the
hunter is the one to tell it.

African proverb

Derek and Renee, angry and ready to pounce, had just sent their twelveyear-old to his room for being disobedient. They found out that Jamal was with his friends throwing rocks at an abandoned house some blocks away and breaking its windows.

“Boy, you know you don't belong over there! What did we tell you?” they say.

“What's the big deal?” he replies. “All my friends go over there and do stuff!”

Derek and Renee realize that the local authorities or other folks who see Black boys as naturally hostile and disobedient may misinterpret the stone throwing of Jamal and his homies. They both believe that he will get no second chances to explain his behavior.

“What if the police come by, as they always do, looking to catch you looking like you're doing something wrong, huh?” Renee reminds him. “Do you think the police are going to care that all your friends are with you doing the same thing? They'll charge you with trespassing or property destruction or just make something up because you're Black and up to no good.”

These worried parents tell their son that some other kids may be able to get away with throwing rocks at buildings but they don't want him to do it because someone may think he is a troublemaker or worse.

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