Katherine Jackson: ‘That’s the Way Black People Raised Their Children’

In a startlingly frank discussion with Oprah Winfrey on her show, the parents of the late Michael Jackson admitted they disciplined their kids with a strap, and Winfrey said that she too was whipped as a child.

Do you regret those strappings on your children?” Winfrey point-blank asked Joseph Jackson, father of music legend Michael, who had been physically disciplined as a child. No, he didn’t regret them, said Jackson senior in the televised interview broadcast.