Oh, so now whites are more likely to kill themselves than blacks, eh? You sir, are clearly a racist!
Actually I think thats a trend nationwide and throughout most of Western civiilization. The reasons behind it are varied and no concensus could probably be reached.
My own theories:
In African-American communities people have larger extended families consisting of not only blood relations, but distant cousins, neighbors, etc. This leads to a larger support network for a person and consequently more chances for a person to talk about or vent in some way the feelings, emotions, that are causing the suicidal thoughts.
Also I’ve been told that in the African American community, suicide is viewed more as a form of weakness and would bring “shame” o the surviving family members.
And remember what country has the highest rates of suicide. Sweden.[/quote]
I think you make some great points. There is also a huge lack of any sense of communtiy in white suburbia. I’m obviously making generalizations here but back in the day people used to be much more involved in community activites (whatever they may be). It seems to me, as someone looking in from the outside, that the black and hispanic communities are much stronger in this regard.