Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Subj: Re: Different race's - advantage in sports.
Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 at 04:21:02 am EST (Viewed 727 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Different race's - advantage in sports.
Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 at 09:42:14 pm EST (Viewed 735 times)

    The lack of evidence I believe they are referring to deals with the racist notion that this selective breeding was intended and/or had the effect of lowering the intelligence of the offspring. Which, certainly there is no evidence that I am aware of. However, to your common sense take on the physical impact...the evidence is obvious. In terms of speed and strength the African American athlete is unbelievable. How else do you account for 13% of the population having north of 65% representation in sports where physical speed and strength are critical, namely American football and basketball.

Thanks for that. I was legitimately having difficulty following the conversation. But yes, how indeed do you account for those percentages? It is really telling if you look at it. Basketball is a very tiring and physical game despite being non-contact sport and I did play it at university in my youth and I can say I did find it absolutely exhausting. American Football is just something else entirely. Brutal!

    I don't argue that slave owners may have had the intent of breeding them for lower intelligence but clearly if they did that failed. 21st century understanding of intelligence is still a mystery. The 17th and 18th century versions of what makes someone smart were even more remedial. Heck, in the 20th century they were still measuring skulls to gauge intelligence.

I have read a lot of history admittedly, not much about slavery as a whole. Truth is, most races on earth at one time or another have had a turn at being slaves so its a much bigger and older topic than in the context of just the slave trade, however, what little I did read about the slave trade... I would assume from the books and accounts contained therein that, most, slave owners basically regarded the slaves as just beasts of burden who were capable of speaking. So since the slave owners regarded them as lower intelligence anyway, they would not bother wasting their time and effort trying to make them even more stupid (I am not saying slaves were stupid to be clear, but from a slave owners perspective probably they did see them as stupid), what a slave owner would want is more beasts of burden for the future. And that as we know is easily and readily achievable.

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