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Thread #51762   Message #790303
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
24-Sep-02 - 11:22 AM
Thread Name: BS: Traveller Discrimination in the USA
Subject: RE: Traveller Discrimination in the USA
I think that Rich said it all. To claim that the woman was sought after because of prejudice and discrimination because she is an Irish Traveller makes zero sense. How can you discriminate against people when you've never even heard of the term, and the person admits that she abused her child? When I raised my two sons, they got a good whack on the rear end a few times to know that I was serious, but I drew the line at smacking them in the head. I hurt their pride more than their body. And when they needed discipline, they never got it in public. I wanted to correct them, not humiliate them. But they knew that when I took them out of a store, they were going to get it. It rarely took even a smack on the rump to straighten them out. All it took was "that look."

Jerry