Black & Burnt Out: Growing up Black, "I'll give you something to cry about!"
One of the most common black momma sayings is the phrase, "Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about."This was normally said after you got upset about something. It didn't matter what happened prior or how you felt, all that mattered was at that moment you were expected to suck up your tears. After your mom left the room, then you would quietly go and cry yourself to sleep. Many black children are taught to suppress their feelings and that any sign of emotion is a s