A NINE-YEAR-OLD black girl killed herself after her schoolmates bullied her for being friends with a white boy.
McKenzie Nicole Adams took her own life after enduring a year of vile abuse from pupils at US Jones Elementary School in Alabama.
The girl’s devastated grandmother found McKenzie dead after she hanged herself at their home in Linden on December 3, according to reports.
McKenzie’s family said she had been teased over her friendship with a white boy by bullies at her school, who told her to commit suicide.
Her aunt Eddwina Harris told the Tuscaloosa News: “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 (expletive)…just die’.”
Tragically, McKenzie killed herself after transferring from another school where she had also been the victim of abuse from other students.
Harris said she’s speaking out about her niece’s death because she wants to promote anti-bullying.
She told the newspaper: “There are so many voiceless kids. God is opening great doors for justice for my niece.”
The television presenter said that McKenzie loved to play with her dolls, ride her bike, and that she wanted to grow up to be a scientist.
The girl’s family were already buying Christmas presents for her, but now face planning her funeral instead.
It is set to be held in her school gym on Saturday, and is open to members of the public.