Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers

Sabrina Tavernise, New York Times, May 18, 2015

The suicide rate among black children has nearly doubled since the early 1990s, while the rate for white children has declined, a new study has found, an unusual pattern that seemed to suggest something troubling was happening among some of the nation’s most vulnerable citizens.

Suicide among children ages 5 to 11, the age range the study measured, is rare, and researchers had to blend several years of data to get reliable results. The findings, which measured the period from 1993 to 2012, were so surprising that researchers waited for an additional year of data to check them. The trend did not change.

Suicide rates are almost always lower among blacks than among whites of any age. But the study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics on Monday, found that the rate had risen so steeply among black children–to 2.54 from 1.36 per one million children–that it was substantially above the rate among white children by the end of the period. The rate for white children fell to 0.77 per million from 1.14.

It was the first time a national study found a higher suicide rate for blacks than for whites of any age group, researchers noted.


The researchers used national data based on death certificates that listed suicide as the underlying cause. In the study, they offered a few possible explanations for the difference, including that black children are more likely to be exposed to violence and traumatic stress, and that black children are more likely to experience an early onset of puberty, which can increase the risk of depression and impulsive aggression. But it was not clear whether those characteristics had changed much over the period of the study and would account for the sharp rise.




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  • Yes, I have a theory.

    More “black” children today are mixed race than the “blacks” of more than 20 years ago. Mixed race means mixed up in the head mulatto.

    • TruthBeTold

      The narrative we need to advance is that forcing black children to be around white children (diversity) is putting black children under stress and leading to suicide.

      • Rob

        So good for them to move to Africa and be away from all that stress.

      • carriewhite64

        That is an excellent and devious idea!

      • Earl P. Holt III


      • BlueSonicStreak

        No, no, no. That’s pretty much what they already say, and the solution people have come up with (hopping right over the more obvious) is fewer white people.

    • JGTThrasher

      I wonder, with all of the indiscriminate sex in the “community” and the fact that they all seem related to each other, how much inbreeding is going on and causing mental problems.

      • Alden

        My son played basketball and as teen boys do they talked a lot about sex The black boys were just shocked to hear that White boys don’t have sex with full sisters

        Apparently it is routine in black families After centuries of incest no wonder they are so messed up.

        • John Smith

          A black virgin is one with no brothers or father present.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            I have seen six Albinos in the flesh, and all six were nigros.

            That is because incest increases the likelihood of a recessive genetic trait appearing in offspring by a factor of millions, if not ten million…

        • Is that why they all look alike?

      • Earl P. Holt III

        You are “ON” to something: Maybe the stress leading to the suicide of young nigros is that stemming from FATHER’S DAY…!!!

    • Chip Carver

      Maybe they’re counting black “youths” killed in robberies and gang shootouts as suicides.

      • John Smith

        Suicide by cop or armed citizen.

      • Earl P. Holt III

        There are almost certainly some well-executed murders among those statistics…

    • LHathaway

      Whether it’s true or not, I always thought the message was that blacks are getting even darker, which, really, doesn’t make much sense.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        Darker as in more evil?


        • LHathaway

          I think I meant darker in color. Who knows how the media masters intend to frighten us?

  • MekongDelta69

    It must be due to that ‘White privilege‘ that’s the leftist buzzword of the ‘day.’ (A long day.)

  • MrBiIIGoode .

    Good news for today.

  • Luca D.

    How many suicides were actually drug overdoses?

  • Rob

    Maybe they realize that they were born because momma and grandma get a welfare check.

  • pcmustgo

    Over-medicating kids? Black kids more likely to get diagonosed as ADHD… Black parents more likely to get them labelled as mentally/psychologically disabled for disability money/check… Some of those meds increase suicide risk… although they can be life saving for people who truly do have mental illness… depends how they’re used.

    • BlueSonicStreak

      Black kids more likely to get diagonosed as ADHD

      Completely the reverse, actually. White kids have the higher rates of ADHD diagnoses, followed by Hispanics and then blacks. (Not sure where Asians fit in. I have ADHD myself, have been involved in support groups and advocacy organizations, and have never personally met an Asian diagnosed with the condition.) Blacks are also the least likely to be on medication for it; although in the case of most ADHD meds, I don’t think that would make a difference. ADHD meds are mostly very, very safe, contrary to hype.

      If black kids are known to be on less ADHD medication, I would therefore think it odd if they were on MORE of other psychiatric medications. I don’t think that seems likely, either.

  • Their parents don’t take good care of them or even pay much attention to how they’re doing. They don’t read to them, and given the obsession by public schools about breakfast, lunch and dinner even during summer vacation, they don’t feed them very well, either.

    My own daughter was curious about my welding, so I bought an extra arc helmet just so she could watch from up close. She wears an old all-cotton shirt and we put her hair up so hot sparks can’t get in it. We had Korean-style bulgoki burgers for lunch today (Sayaka drove home from work because she loves my cooking), with kimchi under the toasted buns.

    If Ariadne was unhappy about something, she’d tell me. One has to pay attention to them, instead of regarding them as a nuisance.

    That’s the way to raise a kid.

    • Alden

      How old is she now ?

    • Reynardine

      I’m happy to hear that. Honestly, the best way to raise your children is given them lots of hands-on experience. Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse got invaluable hands-on lab time as children.

      Contrast this with the information-sterile “sage on the stage” classroom setting, and you’ll understand why we’re no longer producing the same level of genius that we once did in America.

  • TruthBeTold

    This is the headline I want to read:

    Diversity Raises the Risk for Young Black Children to Commit Suicide

    • Susannah

      That sounds good, but the answer would probably be that doubling down on anti-White policies is the solution, as per the usual.

  • Katherine McChesney

    Maybe they commit suicide because of their worthless parents. Missing fathers and mothers with no morals. That would be a recipe for disaster.

    • IstvanIN

      What sexual shenanigans the average black child sees by age five must be very disturbing.

      • Alden

        It’s not just the sex it is the beatings rages anger and constant verbal abuse and threats Sexual abuse of even babies is rampant The usual excuse black men and boys give is ” Ah gags mah nees”
        Sex abuse and beatings of black children by other black children is routine

        • JGTThrasher

          When I worked for the schools as a driver they put me on black routes because I could handle the kids. They were constantly calling each other ugly, stupid, making fun of hair, and hitting each other. At the same time they would spontaneously break out into a popular RnB or rap song and the whole bus would sing all of the parts from beginning to end while clapping and stomping. These were young kids. Getting a glimpse into their dualistic nature, going from violence to tribal behavior in a moment, was enlightening.

          • newscomments70

            A fictional Hollywood re-creation of this would be to make this look fun and colorful. That’s how Hollywood sold us forced integration.

      • JGTThrasher

        When I was a good non-racist I taught classes and preached at many different churches, including some of the main black ones in town. You are correct. I heard many conversations where black 6 year olds were molesting 5 year olds, kids messing with kids in school bathrooms, etc. The “leaders” seemed to be at a loss as to what to do about it, other than muttering, “They need Jesus,” but they did not seem too surprised by it. My point being that it is endemic.

    • Exuberant Auditor

      The white illegitimacy rate has been steadily increasing these last decades too and yet the suicide rate has decreased.

  • dd121

    It’s very sad, but understandable when you notice how ugly and stupid they are.

  • Ella

    First thought was “drugs.” Then, I thought “What white kids?” as we drop in population.

    • Exuberant Auditor

      Well, it’s the suicide rate, so it accounts for the increase/decrease in population.

  • listenupbub

    My guess is that these suicides are actually accidents. Jaywalking, attempting to get high of drugs in the cabinet, drinking unsafe chemicals on a dare, who knows. The reason the rate is going up is that the black family is breaking apart further. The reason the white rate is going down is that white parents are getting more protective.

  • Reverend Bacon

    So on we went, and waited for the light, and went without the meat, and cursed the breads;
    But entitled blacks, with nothing left to loot, go home and put a bullet through their heads.

    (apologies to E. A. Robinson)

  • John Smith

    Another feel-good article on Amren.

    • Exuberant Auditor

      I’m glad to see the white suicide rate among children drop. Whites must have been doing something right this last decade.

  • John Smith

    Nits breed lice….

  • Cuddles

    Boy I’m relieved about that, hopefully they’ll start self immolation before they hit puberty and can reproduce.

  • Light from the East

    To tell the truth, the world’s black population is growing too fast so there must be a natural process to control the number of them (diseases, accidents, crimes, wars, suicides, or whatever you think, etc). By the way, I don’t care about their lives. The New York Slimes always tries to expose the “inequality” to gain some sympathy of fools. As long as their number is reduced, there comes the hope of civilization.

  • carriewhite64

    Frankly, these findings surprise me also. I’m sure it is our fault, somehow.

  • Blacks are killing themselves because even they are realizing that all this blaming White people for their problems is just B.S. Now they realize just how useless they are.

    • newscomments70

      I doubt it. I assume it’s mostly unintentional drug overdoses.

  • David

    In other words: more black parents killing their kids and framing it as “suicide”; lazy and incompetent black cops play along with the murder.

  • Exuberant Auditor

    Yeah, we get it; it sucks to be black. Here’s an effective solution: stop having black children.

    • newscomments70

      I know of two black couples that actually are very decent people. Both had children that died at birth; and they remain childless. The criminals seem to be highly prolific, and the few decent people are rapidly dying out.

      • Ron Cheaters

        Even blacks don’t adopt blacks.

      • pennawhytmn

        No matter how “decent” any Black folks are, always maintain your guard. Not even one of them is above throwing the race card if it suits them.

        • newscomments70

          I’ve know one couple for 30 years now. We actually have race realist conversations. I think we all watch what we say to avoid offending anyone. Other than that, I really don’t maintain my guard with these individuals. If they want to shanghai me after 30 years, they are free to do so. I think I will be ok…but that’s rare.

  • Eagle1212

    Doesn’t surprise me a bit, if they all had been civilized like law abiding citizens instead of being bullies, then they would still be alive accomplishing something.

  • pennawhytmn

    “We need to invest more in our most vulnerable children, black children”. We need “equality in our schools and communities”. The wealthy should be held liable to give more in tax dollars, since they hit the lottery of life. This is just another example of the despair and hopelessness in our minority communities.

    Boy does that sound stupid. How do elitist egalitarian whites say those words so often without feeling downright dumb?

  • Caesar Avgvstvs

    I honestly think most of these “suicides” are actually murdered by their parents. A kid at 5-11 are always very optimistic about life and only become cynical when they grow up. You don’t commit suicide when you’re optimistic.

    I remember reading about one “suicide” where a black kid around 8 y.o. apparently hanged themselves after writing a message in texta on the floor. A kid at 8 barely understands death. How would they learn about hanging themselves as a gateway to death, and actually be motivated to do it?

    The more realistic scenario is that the parents were sick of their own kid. They could have quite easily snapped its neck, wrote the message themselves and hanged its corpse.

    • BlueSonicStreak

      I wanted to commit suicide when I was 9, but I had no functional idea of how to do so. Maybe if I had learned drugs were an option, I would have tried that; but I was too sheltered from that concept.

      I do think a suicide by HANGING of an 8-year-old is highly suspect.

  • pennawhytmn

    Well maybe if they didn’t teach their kids that they are perpetual victims in life and could have all been kings and queens if whiteness didn’t exist, they wouldn’t be so depressed. When one is told taught that the world is against him, and that he should resent, and hate that world, screwed up kids are not surprising, and they become even more hateful adults. I can only imagine that the first words of most Black infants are “Dat beez rayciss”. At that psychological impairment to kids who already are cursed with low IQ, lack of impulse control, higher levels of testosterone, and poor future time orientation, and of course you are going to have a bunch of ticking time bombs.

  • HJ11

    With all due respect. I used to think like that also. Then I had an awakening and realized that we are in gene wars and that the fewer non-White genes around and the more White genes around, the better it is for Whites. It may sound cold, but another names for aspects of the gene wars are survival of the fittest and natural selection. The gene wars are unconscious. No bad intent is required of non-Whites toward Whites any more than bad intent is required by germs that might harm us.

  • HJ11

    I suggest it is nature working to wipe out their genes, so ours can flourish. Of course, while nature works away at this, we have delusional Whites rushing in to try to save all the natural enemies of Whites (all non-Whites are our natural enemies as their genes “want” to be the only genes of the human type).