Year: 1976 Source: New York: Grune & Stratton, 1976. p.99-128 SIEC No: 19871029

This chapter addresses 3 questions: 1) why do blacks commit suicide? 2) why is the rate so low? 3) what has changed since the civil rights movement began? Issues such as overregulation & the black male, solidarity in the black community, a conceptualization of the reasons for the low suicide rate among blacks, the role of religion, special circumstances that make life for New Orleans blacks less enervating, & speculation about the future are included in the discussion. (29 refs.) (LH)