when i read this, my first thought was that she committed suicide.. and it doesn't say she is black.
First of all, she isn't necessarily black, she could be any race. I'm also pretty sure she didn't shoot someone else, I believe the poor girl committed suicide. You may not notice it, but people of other races are still harassed and have horrible things said about them. I may be "white" but I still feel horrible, and it makes me wonder how people could treat other people so harshly, just because they're different.
well, im not white, and i get discriminated against too, but never before has the thought of suicide crossed my mind. the fact tht she felt tht she should kill herself over her race is sad yet highly improbable.
@darma966 Well, maybe she lived in a community different from yours. Some areas of the country, and the world, are more discriminatory than others. So perhaps you see it as improbable, but if you walked a mile in her shoes, you'd see why she was depressed. It doesn't justify suicide, of course, because suicide is never the best solution. It's horrible that ANY areas of the world are discriminatory, even after all we've been through. We can only hope that someday, the world will come to it's senses.
OP, I'm so sorry for your loss. One of my best friends is suicidal, and it's the hardest thing in the world to be close to someone in so much emotional pain. Hang in there. God bless you and your friend.
Hmmm I'm white and I have more racism against me than anyone I know and most of my friends are black and/or "other" ... I have never contemplated suicide over being a color.
I think it's sort of rude, the comments of, "I'm a different color and I've never felt the urge to end it all" etc, etc. No one will know what she went through, what her actual race was, or where she lived. All we know is that some poor woman was harassed enough to kill herself, which makes me feel pretty damn disgusted with the world in general. People are saying it all over, but it never makes a difference; Drop the hate. Never will happen, of course, but the world would be so much better.
To those of you who made a comment about being white, dealing with racism and still not wanting to end it...........that is a form of ignorance in itself. I'm from the south and am multiracial and I've dealt with ignorance myself. You can't know what someone was going through or what someone was feeling to compel themselves to commit suicide nor could you expect them to make the same choice YOU would have made. I read the book late last year: "Black Like Me" by John Howard Griffin. I suggest you pick it up. It was an eye opener for me and will also be one for you too. The comments on this post MMT.
I meant to say "wanting to end it" rather than "not."
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