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Genes and Racism

NCLaw441 Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 9:50 AM
Because there are individuals who fall outside of the curve (below and above) of every statistic. That's why we don't exclude people on the basis of race, but instead consider the abilities of individuals as they present themselves for particular positions. Not to do so would result in people like those you name not even trying to play basketball, and people like Dr. Ben Carson not even trying to go to college, med school or to become a pediatric neurosurgeon. Not only do they lose, but society loses their talents.
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...