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Just like humans changed the genetics of a wolf to make dogs, they kept strong and killed the rest. Leaving a strong blood line of only the strongest.
Originally posted by TG
This has puzzled me for a long time.
For example, in the 100 metres I cant remember a white athlete beating a black athlete. If its happened its a very rare event.
So why are black athletes faster than white athletes? Is it genetic?
Originally posted by wildcat
Black people are aware of their abilities to run faster in short distances than white. But know white people have an easier time running longer distances. How do I know this? Black people I know talk about this all the time in the spring.
Originally posted by HankMcCoy
One theory is selective breeding.
Slaves were seen as nothing more than farm equipment for the most part and would have been subject to the same types of selective breeding 'theory' as any other. If a Bull is prized and sought after for her genetics, and dogs often have detailed lineages detailing their breeding, my feeling is that slave owners would also want their slaves to be sturdy, strong, and of good stock.
Though slavery ended in the 1860's, bringing in slaves from outside the US was banned in 1807. Is 60ish years enough to biologically change the course of the development of an entire race of people? Probably not to the extent we are seeing here. Slavery had been an institution for far longer than just those last 60 years, and some think that Slavers would also have been promoting their more physically gifted slaves and segregating their weaker slaves.
Could 400 years have an effect on the biology of a group of people? It seems logical, but researchers do not agree and have argued it for a while.
However.. Of all the men to have run the 100 meter in less than 10 seconds.. Not one of them was white. There hasn't been a successful white running back in the NFL in years. Something to think about, for sure.
(I don't personally believe in the theory above, I just thought I would post it for others to consider.)
Just like humans changed the genetics of a wolf to make dogs, they kept strong slaves and killed the rest. Leaving a strong blood line of only the strongest.
Originally posted by Johnmike
Sorry, killing a slave was the equivalent of burning part of your house (well...). They were worth quite a bit of money, and you don't just destroy your property like that. Most of the "horror stories" of slavery are highly impractical, since hurting a slave to the point where work becomes less efficient defeats the purpose of having a slave in the first place.
Originally posted by crazyashdenton15
reply to post by SpittinCobra
Black people's bodies were developed to deal with the harshest climate and highest temperatures in the world as well as the coldest if you go to Southern Africa. If we can run in 118 degree heat then a cool European climate should be no problem even the Caribbean climates would seem cool. I also think it has much to do with the selective breeding of only the fittest slaves, reason being if you do some research you will see that the most prominent athletes are not just black but they come from the largest and most profitable slave nation in the world and also the most rebellious which is Jamaica.
N.B: Not only does black people's skin absorb light instead of reflecting it but it also turns that absorbed light into energy.
Originally posted by Alxandro
It is because Blacks generally tend to raise their kids to be sports minded.
They start jumping and running at a much earlier age and continue to develop their muscles into adulthood.
Very similar to how Asian parents tend to develop their kids to study hard at a much earlier age than most. There is a thread about this too.
Whether it's a persons brain or their muscles, the more you use it/them, the more you continue to develop.
I've seen threads that ask why aren't Blacks as smart as others, well this too is related because it's all about what you set as your priorities, sports or academics.