Note: This article is nothing but my thoughts, ideas, etc. I am not affiliated with the Gay family or any news affiliate, but I do think one or two items need to be corrected about the story overall because a certain idea is being played out concerning the teenage girl which is erroneous. If, in the future, I find I am wrong, I will post a retraction. Until then, this post stands.
It is all over the news about Tyson Gay‘s daughter, Trinity, being killed in a drive by shooting here in Lexington, KY. In each of the reports I’ve read on-line say something along the lines “Trinity was shot around 4am in the morning in a drive-by shooting by the Cook Out restaurant” here in Lexington. The story circulating by the people, most of them young people, and people coming home from church yesterday afternoon was that Trinity was shot while at a picnic when two cars passed each other on the street and occupants from said cars began shooting at each other and a bullet went wild and shot the teenager in the neck.
Someone, from the talk on the street, grabbed Trinity up while someone tried to help the bleeding and rushed her to the hospital. These people probably gave Trinity a few more hours, even minutes she may not have had otherwise. She lasted until 5am this morning. One consistent fact is that she did pass away around that time from several news sources, not all.
Trinity Gay was a rising star for Lafayette High School, one of my alma maters, here in Lexington in track and wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps by being a future Olympian.
One of the things bothering me about the story on the national news services is alluding this girl was out at four o’clock on Sunday morning with no reason given and was shot in a drive by. It almost makes me feel as if there is no care being given for her because she is black. There is nothing being said about her as a person other than she wanted to be an Olympian like her father. If she were white, I know there would be a lot more coverage about how much her friends liked her, about how good her grades were, or, at the very least, how kind-hearted a person she was towards animals, the elderly, something!
Could it be because her father’s Olympic medal was taken because of steroid use because he submitted all of his natural regimen to analysis and some if it was found to test positive for natural steroidal properties? (Alas, “natural supplements” are not regulated at all, to my knowledge, here in the U.S. and they can still play havoc with those who take prescription drugs like myself.)
Why, in THE 21ST CENTURY, is there such a difference still existing between black and white, rich and poor?
(There is a picture of Trinity I could post here, but since I don’t have permission, and this is just my own ideas and musings, I’m not going to bother the family in the hour of their grief. That would just be wrong on so many levels.)