I don’t see why you are so hostile about it. Why is it hard for you to believe that certain talents will be more concentrated in certain ethnic groups? There are higher concentrations of athletically gifted men among black men. To deny that is to be in denial. All you have to do is look at the dominance in most professional sports and Olympic track and field. or for that matter look at Body Building. Anyway Why does it bother you so much? Maybe you have issues in why you disbelieve it with such hostility.
Im a white European and it does not bother me. I admire it and see it for what it is. A race of people who have a higher concentration of superior athletic genetics. Get over it. [/quote]
There is more in-group variance than between-group variance when it comes to ethnicity. It’s even hard to classify ethnicity, because two individuals that share the same physical features and skin color could have completely different lineages.
Your argument bothers me because it belongs to that of a world-view in which everything is based mainly on genetics. Why are Jews over-represented in law and finance? Why do Asian families have the highest household income in the U.S.? Why are sports that require great amounts of strength like wrestling and weightlifting dominated by “white” athletes. Of course genetics play a role, but on a micro, not macro, level. They don’t explain why entire countries or people have similar ethnic backgrounds perform better at certain tasks. Let’s take your argument and apply it to academics.
If two intelligent, white parents have an intelligent child, it must because of genetics, right? But this is neglecting the vast impact that family pressures and culture play. For starters, the parents are more equipped to speed up the development of their child because they are highly educated. They may instill a passion for reading or solving math problems, and make sure their child spends x amount of hours every day studying. They will also pressure their child to get a graduate and post-graduate degree because they did. So when their child is more likely to go on and earn their PHD and score a 140 on an IQ test, is it because of genetics or other factors?
Every year, you see talented college athletes enter the NFL or NBA. They almost all have the athleticism. They have the credentials from college. They have the ability to play ball at the pro level. Why does one have a successful career and the other end up in the D-League? They are both black, and if they were both equally skilled by college genetics will not explain why one suddenly becomes better in the pros. It’s because of hard freaking work. But enough of my rambling.