Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Black Girl, 9, Kills Herself After Classmates Bully Her For Having White Friend

A nine-year-old black girl killed herself after prolonged racist bullying by her classmates.

McKenzie Adams took her own life after being mocked and taunted because she had a white friend.

Family members say McKenzie had transferred to U.S. Jones Elementary School in Demopolis, Alabama, because she had been bullied at her school in Linden, Alabama, reports the Tuscaloosa News.

Eddwina Harris, McKenzie’s aunt, said: “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***h,’ ‘just die’."

The nine-year-old girl, born August 14 2009, hanged herself last Monday. Her grandmother found her in their home.

Instead of planning where to hide Christmas presents for the girl who loved playing with dolls and riding her bike, her family is now planning a funeral.