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Genes and Racism

Jeff2422 Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 4:02 PM
Since we have mapped the human genome. The manipulation of genetic traits is already underway, ie eye color and gender for newborns. It won't be too long until the science fiction of the Wrath of Khan is reality.
ssntough Wrote: Jun 05, 2013 11:43 PM
Mapping is one thing but getting there is quite different. We can see the map the stars but that doesn't make us any where near traveling to them. Not in many, many, many lifetimes if ever.
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...