I am so sad to be starting off the Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence 2019 with this terrible, tragic story. But this is the reality. These are the times in which we live. Another Black person shot by the police, apparently for no reason. Once again, I ask, do Black lives really matter?
I am so upset and outraged about this. Fortunately, there is something we can do. We need solutions that work.
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This is one of those terrible, tragic stories that could have been prevented.
McKenzie Adams, a 4th grader at U.S. Jones Elementary School in Alabama, died last week after she hung herself in their home. Her family blames racist bullying that apparently occurred at her school.
Constant, unrelenting bullying - this may be what drove this little girl to take her own life. Go here to read more.
This is just one more reason why we need nonviolence and NVC (Nonviolent Communication).
NVC is about EMPATHY.
See also: Mom Banned from School after She Confronts Daughter's Bullies.
Zhana is the publisher of the annual Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence and the author of Success Strategies for Black People and Affirmations for Parents.