A six-year-old girl tried to kill herself after her first-grade classmates continuously harassed her for being black. According to an article on Mynet, the girl tried to cut her arms with scissors after having been bullied for a “long time.”
According to the girl’s mother, the children call her daughter “kushit” (derogatory Hebrew slang for a black person), tell her to “leave this country” and wish death upon her, among other things.
According to Mynet, the mother wrote a letter to the director of elementary education and the school’s supervisor explaining that her daughter had gone from being active and full of life to being self-conscious, lonely, suffering and manipulative. The school’s principle then turned to the girl’s family doctor, explaining that the girl faces “psychiatric risk,” places a “plastic bag over her head twice in a morning,” and acts violently toward other students. They asked that she undergo psychiatric evaluation.
Upon evaluating the girl, a psychiatrist determined that the school must “immediately deal with racist verbal and physical violence in schools.”