We have this narrow view of what tragedy is. It has to affect people that look like us. The Newtown thing was obviously a tragedy but little Black kids that get killed every day won’t get the same sympathy.” - Stan Van Gundy
During a recent interview on the Dan Lebatard Show, former Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy spoke on tradegies & the inner city in America and how they’re viewed differently.
“All the kids dying in the inner city don’t get the same attention as a little 8 year old white kid dying in Boston. Every city in America is going to have more than 3 people dying every month and we don’t consider that a tragedy but what happened in Boston is?” says Van Gundy.
The Rundown’s Take: Stan Van Gundy spoke truth to power and the best that Lebatard could come up with is, “Theres an obvious difference…” instead of completely agreeing with what Stan spoke about. Van Gundy spoke on an issue when he really didn’t have to. I applaud & RESPECT him for that. More of this is needed.
Hopefully there will come a day in this country when we can sit down and speak truthfully about the violence that’s committed here in this country and the violence that’s perpetrated overseas in the name of democracy. *Waits for the backlash*