The Color of Water

. How do you feel about Ruth McBride Jordan's use of abelt to discipline her children?


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It's difficult to justify the use of belt now but under the context and upbringing of the times, I can understand it. Ruth went through a baptism of fire simply to survive. Ruth felt using the belt toughened her kids for a harsh world. She needed strict obedience if she was to guide her children to a better life. Looking back on my rather comfortable childhood, who am I to argue with her?