posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 09:57 PM
Because conservatives control sports, duh.
Considering that I am a conservative, and I was a collegiate level athlete who got lucky enough to get recruited and run track and field for a major
division I university, I think you don't much about what you're talking about there.
For one thing, let's be honest for a second about some things when it comes to athletic talent. There actually are some body types that are better
suited to some sports, and there are some ethnicities that tend to have those body types. A shorter torso will give you a higher center of gravity and
lend toward making you a better runner, and African Americans tend to have that body type more than Asians and Caucasians do. That means, they will
tend to run faster because they have longer body levers to work with.
I am lucky. I was born with that body plan, so was every other white kid on the team. But, we were a minority. If you look at swimmers, they tend to
have both long arms and legs and long torsos. This is where Caucasions tend to win the body plan lottery. Asians are also built this way, but again
they have a disadvantage in that they tend to be shorter overall and lose length that way.
Now, back to my point. Given the culture most African Americans in this country tend to come from, they are often at a serious academic disadvantage
by the time they get to college even though they often have the physical ability. I know for a fact that my university spent and lot of time and
effort getting its athletes caught up and educated. It took great pride in getting them educated, and many of them get their degrees and not just in
soft disciplines. But then again, my alma is one you only go to if you are serious about either your sport or your grades or both. It ain't exactly a
party being out in the back of beyond like it is.
However, this idea that because some places don't bother and kids get by without even trying means we should shut all kids out does a disservice to
the ones who do use their talent as their only means of getting out. I knew plenty of that type, and I know I could not have afforded college without
the scholarships myself.
But, hey, what would I know. I probably can't read at anything beyond a 5th grade level. Plus, I'm a conservative.