• White People Have a Higher Suicide Rate than Any Other Race in the United States. Why?
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[QUOTE=gamefreek76;34546374]I can't tell if this is supposed to be ironic or not. Either way, it's very ignorant.[/QUOTE] Prove it wrong.
[QUOTE=MedicmanV500;34547700]Prove it wrong.[/QUOTE] Most of the people I know are either black or latino. They most certainly do get depression and anxiety, just as much as any white person.
I think relative deprivation may be a factor as well. Today, we have technology, such as the computers and smart phones that we're using to make these posts, but still many of us feel like we just don't have enough. In the 1950's, families generally had one television and one car, and that was suppose to be the "easy life." Human beings assess their success relative to the success of those around them. This may have served the purpose of making us competitive for resources. And now, what you have in the United States is often a reflection of how "successful" you are. [editline]4th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=DuncanFrost;34545933]lol @ anybody who thinks IQ is a worthwhile test of anything in this day and age[/QUOTE] Well, I think that a high IQ proves that you're superbly intelligent to some degree, but I also believe that a low IQ doesn't prove anything.
[QUOTE=gamefreek76;34547927]Most of the people I know are either black or latino. They most certainly do get depression and anxiety, just as much as any white person.[/QUOTE] Contrary for what I've seen.
[QUOTE=MedicmanV500;34548224]Contrary for what I've seen.[/QUOTE] My Hispanic and Latina wife's father, who is also Hispanic and Latin, has depressive fits and manic fits.
[QUOTE=27X;34535477]1. first world problems[/QUOTE] How does this make someone's problems any less valid because they're not fucking starving in a third world country? Yeah some people bitch about the dumbest shit and are ungrateful but depression/anxiety etc are valid problems and they're real. [editline]4th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Lord_Ragnarok;34548282]My Hispanic and Latina wife's father, who is also Hispanic and Latin, has depressive fits and manic fits.[/QUOTE] Still doesn't answer the question of why whites have a higher suicide rate, these are statistics not hearsay like "oh yeah well I know a guy and he's latino and he's depressed". Obviously they are more prone to depression?
[QUOTE=MedicmanV500;34548338] Still doesn't answer the question of why whites have a higher suicide rate, these are statistics not hearsay like "oh yeah well I know a guy and he's latino and he's depressed". Obviously they are more prone to depression?[/QUOTE] I'm just rebutting your point of "It's true, you never really see a black person or a Latino who's depressed or has anxiety." which is absolutely not true at all. And I want to see your sources on the correlation of higher IQ and suicide rates.
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[QUOTE=MedicmanV500;34537383]White people have higher IQs than most minorities and as a result, have psychological problems such as depression and anxiety due to deeper thought processes. It's true, you never really see a black person or a Latino who's depressed or has anxiety.[/QUOTE] Except IQ tests don't measure the depth or complexity of your thought processes, they just measure your logic and reasoning ability, as well as some common knowledge. I'd say it has to do more with the fact that suicide rates in general have risen with the process of industrialization. And since white people have been leading the market in industrialized jobs for quite some time, they have seen the major impact of the suicide rate rise.
[QUOTE=Jo The Shmo;34553329]Except IQ tests don't measure the depth or complexity of your thought processes, they just measure your logic and reasoning ability, as well as some common knowledge. I'd say it has to do more with the fact that suicide rates in general have risen with the process of industrialization. And since white people have been leading the market in industrialized jobs for quite some time, they have seen the major impact of the suicide rate rise.[/QUOTE] It was a ruse. I just wanted to see what counter-arguments people could come up with for someone with that viewpoint.
[QUOTE=MedicmanV500;34548338]How does this make someone's problems any less valid because they're not fucking starving in a third world country? Yeah some people bitch about the dumbest shit and are ungrateful but depression/anxiety etc are valid problems and they're real. [editline]4th February 2012[/editline] Still doesn't answer the question of why whites have a higher suicide rate, these are statistics not hearsay like "oh yeah well I know a guy and he's latino and he's depressed". Obviously they are more prone to depression?[/QUOTE] No, I was just saying that depression isn't just caused by "first world problems."
They have failed to make an all white society. That's why. Kidding. Now time to be serious. It may be because a psychological struggle. Depression isn't a word I like to use or more or less care for but it exists and how a person deals with it can be at times be fatal. Now whether or not that accounts for most of the suicides I can't say, but it is an issue that should be pushed aside very calmly regarding the issue.
can't have the darkies getting ahead of us, we gotta have the highest suicide rate too!
because being white is such a bringdown, man :c
Because blacks are superior
[QUOTE=MedicmanV500;34537383]White people have higher IQs than most minorities and as a result, have psychological problems such as depression and anxiety due to deeper thought processes. It's true, you never really see a black person or a Latino who's depressed or has anxiety.[/QUOTE] wow. white people are not predisposed to-. Okay, first of all IQ means shit. 2nd of all, are you saying that white people have deeper thought processes then, lets say me, because they're white?
[QUOTE=Ladowerf;34735256]wow. white people are not predisposed to-. Okay, first of all IQ means shit. 2nd of all, are you saying that white people have deeper thought processes then, lets say me, because they're white?[/QUOTE] You have to understand that the African race has a major history of being very devolved education wise. Up until the MLK days blacks never had the exact same level of education as whites. Obviously they wouldn't be as intelligent. Sorry if i came off as racist and I don't tihnk this is any reason to discriminate against black people before anyone flips shit.
Because no one loves white men.
White people are wealthier and depression is a first-world problem. If you're poor you don't have much time to over think the situation you're in - you're busy trying to just survive the day.
Suicide is a luxury poor people can't afford.
[QUOTE=NoDachi;34771409]Suicide is a luxury poor people can't afford.[/QUOTE] That doesn't even mean anything.
Because there's more of them. "10 pieces of licorice and 100 pieces of chocolate. People take 2 licorice and 22 chocolates. Statistically, people prefer chocolate."
[QUOTE=Derp Y. Mail;34783746]Because there's more of them. "10 pieces of licorice and 100 pieces of chocolate. People take 2 licorice and 22 chocolates. Statistically, people prefer chocolate."[/QUOTE] that doesnt make sense a rate is a rate if 22% of black people do something and 22% of white people do them then they have the same rate despite there being a lot more white people
[QUOTE=DOG-GY;34783757]that doesnt make sense a rate is a rate if 22% of black people do something and 22% of white people do them then they have the same rate despite there being a lot more white people[/QUOTE] But the reason more whites commit suicide than black is because there are more white people. 22 whites die, 2 blacks die. Had there been more black people in america chance is the title would've been "Black people have a higher suicide rate".
[QUOTE=Derp Y. Mail;34783790]But the reason more whites commit suicide than black is because there are more white people. 20 whites die, 2 blacks die. Had there been more black people in america chance is the title would've been "Black people have a higher suicide rate".[/QUOTE] You need to go back to school and learn basic mathematics. Rate = number of cases divided by the number of potential individuals.
[QUOTE=Sodisna;34536761]Yet blacks, who only take up 12-13% of the the US is said to commit the most crimes.[/QUOTE] The white people commit suicide because the blacks stole their stuff? But really it's probably just our culture. We don't do well and our woman are being done by double sized penises so we are just like "fuck it".
[QUOTE=Derp Y. Mail;34783790]But the reason more whites commit suicide than black is because there are more white people. 22 whites die, 2 blacks die. Had there been more black people in america chance is the title would've been "Black people have a higher suicide rate".[/QUOTE] no you're not understanding. that's not how a rate works.
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