Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos Albino teen attacked for her body parts Story highlights Robbers attacked the girl and hacked off her bones The United Nations says attacks against albinos are on the rise Body parts of albinos are mistakenly believed to bring wealth in some African countries. But at age 16, all that has taken a back seat as she struggles to walk following a merciless attack that nearly killed her.
Up to 30 percent of teenage girls in some parts of the United States say they have intentionally injured themselves without aiming to commit suicide, researchers have found. About one in four adolescent girls deliberately harmed herself in the previous year, often by cutting or burning, compared to about one in 10 boys. Monto, a sociologist at the University of Portland and lead author of the new research. Monto and his colleagues drew on data from a risk behavior survey administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Their report, published online in the American Journal of Public Health, included almost 65, public high school students in 11 states. Most previous studies have examined self-harm among adolescents only in developed countries, in general, or in American adolescents admitted to a clinical setting. Delaware reported the lowest rates of deliberate injury: 6.
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Given the horrifying history of racism in the United States, this was never a far-fetched thesis. This phenomenon is at the heart of Black Lives Matter, a movement that has pushed media and politicians to consider the issue of police abuse as a matter of racial injustice. If you zoom out, and look at killings of African American minors outside the context of police actions, the picture is actually far more grim.