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Genes and Racism

birdfighter Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 11:04 AM
You know, you can watch predominantly black colleges play on TV. There is usually a small number of white players on the teams, especially the kickers.
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...