Seems we can’t get a break. We are looked at or portrayed as if we are undocumented, meek, sellouts, uneducated, gangsters, and now a study says our teens are doing more drugs, having more sex and most likely to commit suicide than other groups.
Hispanic teens try drugs, suicide at higher rates
ATLANTA (AP) — Hispanic high school students use drugs and attempt suicide at higher rates than their black and white classmates, according to a new federal survey that shows a continuation of a disturbing trend.
“In addition, Hispanic students were more likely than either blacks or whites to attempt suicide, ride with a driver who had been drinking alcohol, or use cocaine, heroin or ecstasy.”
“Experts were unable to come up with an explanation for why Hispanic behavior trends differed. However, they speculated that school environments many Hispanics face may differ considerably from what adolescents of other races encounter. Earlier research found that Hispanics and blacks more commonly attend highly segregated schools than whites or Asians.”
So are they saying that if we hung out in multiculti settings we would not do as much drugs, have sex and attempt suicide less? Maybe we would be too busy fighting each other then? Growing up, I heard the white kids had access to better drugs, like the kind doctors prescribe. Maybe its because of historical trauma? Maybe because the Chuppie dream for teens seems further and further away? Either way its muy sad : (