Black and white doesnt matter? Watch any Olympic speed events lately… it’s not just black that matters, its white too but each excel at different things. Ever notice that 90% of the elite marathon runners come from eastern africa (Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, etc…)? And why the best basketball players, football players, sprinters and boxers (any explosive sport) can trace their lineage back to western africa (Nigeria, Cameroon, Angola, etc…)? At elite levels it is genetic. White athletes are pretty versatile and can do a variety of things well, but usually do not excel at the extremes of power or endurance sports. You may get a white athlete here or there that can hang with western african sprinters or eastern african marathoners, but that would be few and far between.
I would bet if the amount of african americans and caucasians in this country were reversed there would be maybe 5 or 6 white football players, none at the speed positions, quarterbacks and kickers might be diff… Not all humans are created optimally for the same sport. Not a stereotype or anything just how it is… I have also heard that at elite levels of strength sports white athletes can have an advantage…
thats how it is in them sports but look at cycling all whites
oly lifting all white and asian and oly lifting is the most explosive sport
look at shot put etc whites
these dominances are more to do with social factors in my opinion.
I agree that social factors probably have alot to do with why people from some areas are better at some sports. Are Canadians genetically better at hockey than Mexicans, or is there just alot of fucking ice up there so everyone plays hockey and that creates a large talent pool for that sport in that country?
Shadow, you are making a serious category error. Even if people from Kenya, for example, are genetically predisposed to be good at running, what does that have to do with the color of their skin?
I believe that people whose ancestors have lived in a certain region (especially an isolated one)will develop unique pyhsical attributes. Now I am just making this up, but lets assume that people from kenya have developed a few unique physical attributes. Say they all are tall, have long (achilles?) tendons, an efficient leg length/height ratio, resistance to malaria…and dark skin.
Why would you come to the conclusion that they are good runners because of their skin color? Even if you are not claiming their is a cause/effect relationship and just statistical probability, skin color is just as arbitrary as any other attribute.
It is immediately visibe, and I think that is why so many people like to try to make that connection. And that is stupid. Skin color has no direct relationship to running ability.
It makes more sense to talke about people with a genetic ancestry from certain regions (which I see you have done, also) as skin color is just arbitrary and irrelevent way to categorize people in terms of athletic ability.