a 9 year old black girl from Alabama has committed suicide after getting bullied.
McKenzie Adams had a history of being bullied for different reasons.
In fact, she recently transferred to U.S. Jones Elementary School in Demopolis, Alabama, because she had been bullied at her previous school in Linden.
Her Grandmother found her in her home in Linden Alabama, hanging from a rope. McKenzie Adams had hanged herself.
McKenzie’s mother, Jasmine Adams, told CBS 42 news that it could’ve been because McKenzie rode to school every morning with a family friend who was white, and their child.
McKenzie’s mother said:
She told me that this one particular child was writing her nasty notes in class. It was just things you wouldn’t think a nine-year-old should know.
Part of it could have been because she rode to school with a white family, and a lot of it was race, some of the student bullies would say to her ‘why you riding with white people you’re black, you’re ugly. You should just die’.
McKinzie’s aunt, Eddwina Harris, also told the news that they frequently called her a “Black B*tch” and told her she should “Kill herself”, saying
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”,
McKinzie’s mother said that she feels the school system has failed her and her daughter, telling CBS 42 news,
I just felt that our trust was in them that they would do the right thing, and it feels like to me it wasn’t it wasn’t done.
McKinzie is described by her aunt as a girl who loved the beach, loved the zoo, and wanted to become a scientist one day.
The schools attorney Alex Braswell said in a statement,
We are working fully with the Demopolis and Linden police department. They are doing a joint investigation of these allegations. We are cooperating fully and I can’t comment on any of the aspects of the investigation until they conclude it.
McKinzie’s aunt, Eddwina Harris plans to use her platform as a media personality in Atlanta to raise awareness of what happened to McKinzie. She told the news,
God has blessed me to help others with my platform, and now it’s time to help. There are so many voiceless kids. God is opening great doors for justice for my niece.
Funeral servies are being held on Saturday at McKinzie’s school, U.S. Jones elementary in Demopolis.