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Genes and Racism

Doug5049 Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 8:29 AM
Nearly every pro hockey player grew up where lakes and ponds freeze. Not a lot of black kids there. The first black NHL player was the son of Jamaicans who moved to Canada and then had a son.
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...