Heartbreaking: Fourth-grader commits suicide after being bullied with racist taunts
Here’s a heartbreaking story out of Alabama, where a 9-year-old girl committed suicide by hanging after being bullied at school.
— The Hill (@thehill) December 11, 2018
According to the Tuscaloosa News, the girl’s aunt, Eddwina Harris, a television host in Atlanta, believes the bullying stemmed from fourth-grader McKenzie Adams’ friendship with a boy:
“She was being bullied the entire school year, with words such as ‘kill yourself,’ ‘you think you’re white because you ride with that white boy,’ ‘you ugly,’ ‘black b-tch,’ ‘just die’,” she said.
Harris said she intends to speak out against bullying and hopes her efforts can save the lives of other children who feel hopeless.
“God has blessed me to help others with my platform, and now it’s time to help. There are so many voiceless kids,” she said. “God is opening great doors for justice for my niece.”
#BreakingNews 'You think you're white because you ride w/ that white boy': Bullied black Alabama girl, 9, commits suicide after classmates taunted her for having white friend & told her to 'kill yourself'. They called her 'black b**ch' & told her to 'just die' for her friendship. pic.twitter.com/hCpUFhRCAq
— Dave Vescio (@DaveVescio) December 11, 2018
McKenzie's mom told CBS that much of the bullying came from her friendship with a white boy.
"Part of it could have been because she rode to school with a white family,' some of the student bullies would say to her 'why you riding with white people you're black, you're ugly."
— Mario Birch (@MarioBirch1) December 11, 2018
My heart just broke. Calling on my fallen Special Operations brothers, Green Berets, SEALs, and Rangers, to please meet this angel at the gates and give her the friendship in heaven she didn't have in life. https://t.co/2TIygYkoio
— Ben Collins (@BenCollins1776) December 11, 2018
— Steens (@gunnssix) December 11, 2018
Just so sad for this beautiful angel
— Joeking (@joeking514) December 11, 2018
Legions are waiting for her. She will never walk alone.
— James Adkins (@adkins_james) December 11, 2018
She'll be well protected by the bravest I'm sure
— RoseA (@RoseA80) December 11, 2018
I love the image of our fallen Special Ops carrying this child on their shoulders! I will never understand this horrible hate.
— Peggy Glaser (@GlaserPeggy) December 11, 2018
Dear Heavenly Father…please hold this beautiful child in your arms and support and love this family…forever…In Jesus’ name…Amen.
— 🌺🌸Krafty0518🌸🌺 (@Krafty0518) December 11, 2018
Heartbreaking. That poor baby girl 😢💔💔💔😢😢. Those kids are beyond cruel. That hate was learned from home.
— Kristina anderson (@krissy9326) December 11, 2018
So incredibly tragic
— Adnan Catakovic (@Adnan99) December 11, 2018
Sweet baby girl I'm so sorry!!
— Joy West (@JWestPastries) December 11, 2018
There are wolves in this world of all colors.
— Dave las (@Aetnerd) December 11, 2018
This is pathetic and sad. Evil is alive and well. Good will win in the end, but this is heart breaking.
— Shawn Sims (@shawnsims) December 11, 2018
OK, we really hate to do this — on the occasion of a 9-year-old taking her own life — but we have to let The Resistance have their say in connecting even this … to Trump.
My God this country of animals. May the bullies suffer for their hateful crime. And may @realDonaldTrump leave this country so we can heal from his damage.
— Dottie (@DottieSaysSo) December 11, 2018
Smh. Only if there was something we could do about hatred, racism, and nationalism. Oh wait …. yeah let’s start at the top. Impeach.
— BeardsOnParade (@BeardsOnParade) December 11, 2018
Trump Derangement Syndrome is real and it’s selfish and ugly.
'It's your fault, Trump!' FBI to review death of black, Muslim teen that many are already calling a lynching https://t.co/90ltYHRL61
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 3, 2017