#BlackParentsQuotes Trends on Twitter

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Here at The Root, we're fascinated by how dominant black culture is on Twitter. As a prime example, today #BlackParentQuotes is a trending topic.


Check out some of the top posts:

"Stay outta grown folks' conversations."

"I brought you in this world. I'll take you out!"

"I am NOT one of your LITTLE friends."

"Get all these damn kids out from in front of my house."

"U think money grow on trees??"

"Change ya tone and fix ya face!"

"You better be in the house before the street lights come on."

"Close the door — I don't pay electric bill to heat the whole street."

"Oh so u think u grown now huh?"

"I hope you know that homework like you know them damn song lyrics."

"You must have lost yo goddamn mind."

And just when you were thinking there was a lot of violence and intimidation going on in Egypt right now, check the rest of the list, where switches, slaps and ass whupping dominate the conversation (frequently compared to #whiteparentquote "You're on a time out").


Disclaimer: This writer was raised by a white mother (of the time-out variety) and is not feeling the nostalgia. But clearly the rest of Black Twitter is. So, what do you think about the way we treat our kids? Is this a disturbing leftover from slavery, good parenting or just plain hilarious?

Read all the posts on Twitter.

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