Some good points. I expected to hear from some people who think it is purely social.
It funny that you said it wasnt a good paper to write about in school. My English teacher wants us to find a controversial topic and do an argumentative paper on it, with both sides of the argument cited in the paper.
T-nation has made the best short article that I have researched on the internet in their article “Speed Demons.” Currently, I am reading a book called Taboo: Why black athletes dominate sports and why we are afraid to talk about it.
Through my research I have concluded from scientific journals a few main things that have been proven. That is: black people on average produce more testosterone, have a higher bone density, more white twitch muscle fibers, and generally a longer and skinnier calf muscle that “bunches” up at the top (which gives them more stored energy). Most people who have read about this already know those facts. The more in depth stuff that comes from Taboo is stats on all the track records of the world. I forget the exact amount but the top say 40 fastest times in the sprints are held by people from West African decent. We all know that Kenyans are probably the best marathoners known to man. Most of the best marathoners in the world today come from a small section in Kenya that representes a menial percentage of the world population.
I think that all this information is really interesting. Do I think that white people should just stop competing because there is no chance of beating a black man. Hell no! Sports has a lot more to do with skill and practice as well. It just seems that black people on average get a better jump start in the speed/jumping department from their genes.
One thing that I have been thinking is that if this idea starts floating around for a while longer, people may start really pushing genetically engineering babies, to make super babies that are “naturally” great athletes.
Any more input would be awesome.