Yes, it was here too. 40 years ago, in the south, segregation was the norm. It wasn't right.
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Back up. Segragation and child punishment are two VERY different things. What you need to understand is that a child see the world as black and white, good or bad, right or wrong. There is no gray areas in a childs mind. Spanking a child reinforces the lessoned learned, otherwise, there are no boundaries and the sense of right and wrong is skewed in their very simple minds. You cannot reason with a child like you do with an adult. They need the distinctions of good and bad. In my opinion if you do try to reason with a child, lets say a child under the age of 8, you have neither raised children, or would make for a very poor parent.