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MysteryMan

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Trent Trueheart

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Subj: Re: Different race's - advantage in sports.
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 at 12:58:55 pm CST (Viewed 681 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Different race's - advantage in sports.
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 at 11:59:23 am CST (Viewed 647 times)



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        Unpopular to talk about but obviously real. Goes like this. Slave owners bred the Africans slaves they imported to be strong. Treated them like cattle. Their descendants are the product of that selective breeding and so excel in areas of strength and speed. Thus, the NBA and NFL show upwards of 65% representation of black athletes even though the overall population is about 13%.

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        The reason this is unpopular is because it then also implies they were bred to be docile and less intelligent as beasts of burden.

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          These horrific slavers may have tried to do this...but it would have taken many many generations.



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    It's also unpopular because there is no real evidence. Like you said, some may have tried, but I doubt it lasted long enough or was widespread enough to lead to any changes we would see today. Let's not forget, it took a lot longer to reach puberty back then, and you would need at least 5 generations before you started seeing results. If a generation is about 20 years, we're looking at 100 years before we start seeing changes. That means if a slave owner started selective breeding, his son and grandson would have to continue it before seeing results. I don't know if that's likely since it eventually becomes better to play a numbers game.


Yep...pretty much in agreement on both these points.