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Genes and Racism

birdfighter Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 11:02 AM
Selective breeding was done for thousands of years under a system known as aristocracy. Seems like it didn't work out too well, what with all the rebellions and revolutions against it.
During decades of watching both collegiate and professional football, I have seen hundreds of touchdowns scored by black players -- but not one extra point kicked by a black player.

Is this because blacks are genetically incapable of kicking a football or because racists won't let blacks kick a football?

Most of us would consider either of these explanations ridiculous. Yet genes and discrimination were the predominant explanations of black-white differences offered by intellectuals in the 20th century.

It was genes that were the preferred explanation in the early decades of that century and discrimination in the later decades, as I show in my...