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Date: 07/05/12 11:20 AM

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 11:17 am
    Link: Descendants Of Slaves Are Better Athletes - Says track superstar Michael Johnson. Johnson believes that black people with the slave gene are athletically superior.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 11:23 am
    A "slave gene"?

    Seriously could you blacks alienate yourselves ANY further?!
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 11:24 am
    Isn`t this accepted science? Chris Rock did a bit about this. Said that people took the biggest and strongest slaves and bred them to make super slaves.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 11:26 am
    Jamaican geneticist Dr Rachael Irving said: ‘There was not much oxygen on slave ships so they had to use whatever they had to survive.’

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Ships how does dhey work!
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    July 5, 2012 at 11:27 am
    old news. it called eugenics.
    Chris Rock about black slaves
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 11:27 am
    vv and that`s doctor I wonder how many coupons that PHD took....
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 11:30 am
    Cant argue against that
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    sosueme1966 Male 40-49
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    July 5, 2012 at 11:31 am
    About 20 years ago, a white sportswriter had his entire career destroyed for saying the EXACT same thing. Let`s see what the backlash is this time.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 11:34 am
    Funny how this guy is referring to "American" slaves. His uneducated bigotry seems to forget that ALL races have experienced slavery in one time or another. A lot of people seem to forget how the American railroads were built. Yup, chinese slave labor.

    Also, white people are not only Americans. The greeks used slaves, Egypt used slaves. Hell blacks still enslave themselves.

    Fail assumption dude....absolute fail.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 11:35 am
    Cant argue against that
    Riiight...

    If the genes stuck around through generations why is it so hard for many to keep a job.....
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 5, 2012 at 11:36 am

    When Jimmy the Greek {a white sports announcer} said this he got fired.
    "Racist" is racist no matter who says it, so this isn`t racist. He should sue for lost income.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 5, 2012 at 11:39 am

    If I said whites were better at something than the other races, I`d be called a racist.

    But I guess you can`t fault "people of colour" for anything or you get called a racist, so... `nuff said.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 11:42 am
    <TRUE ROMANCE>

    But Sicilians aren`t particularly noted for their athletic prowess.

    </TRUE ROMANCE>
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    boNeymiZz Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 11:46 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dke75BFdVHM
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    Arcval Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    Black people descended mostly from born slaves are better athletes overall (i.e: not all, but the top of the bell curve is further to the right) due to genes inherited from slaves who were produced as a result of the USA`s selective breeding of slaves. They were trying to make "super slaves" who were stronger and less intelligent. So the cleverest were killed (the rule of thumb was "you read, you die") and the strongest breed together. This also accounts for why the bell curve of black people who have 3/4 or more of there genes from born slaves intelligence is about 5 points to the left. It`s a very specific group.

    Inb4: OMG Racist!!!!!
    No, science. Read `The Bell Curve`.
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    blk954 Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    They certainly are superior. If my ancestors were chasing antelope with spears all day long, I would be superior too.
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    fianzo Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    Saying you`re not racist then citing the bell curve as an example isn`t the best idea fwiw, it has some very misleading statistics about the IQ of different ethnic groups and is a very good example of how correlation and causation aren`t the same if you go deeper. Any ethnic group of children in the adoption system has the same average IQ when judging results from families of similar backrounds. I`ll cite a source when I can be bothered to find one, or probably not I normally wander off after my 2 cents as I don`t enjoy arguments too close to home as it were, 2 hours or so in lectures using the bell curve as an example of how not to interpret results and breaking down most of its points a few years back has made me sceptical of anyone who cites in an argument.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    Didn`t Jimmy the Greek get fired for saying the exact same thing?
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 12:41 pm
    slave gene you say
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    fianzo Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 12:41 pm
    Also discussing the subject at hand, you can`t go back 1000s of years the the pyramids as A) Egyptians to this day claim there wasn`t slave labour used on them, B) I haven`t read anything that suggests they were trying to produce stronger slaves through selective breeding C) Any that did occur would have mixed into the general population by now. A firing 20 years ago was probably unjust imo but 20 years ago is a long time to clutch to straws fwiw i`d wager that the majority of the board or whoever made the call weren`t african american, 60 years ago thre were still open lynchings, today there is a black president, times have evidently moved through the gears a lot.
    I`m not sure if you guys are being purposely challenging, but the idea of racism is that you cannot paint all people of one creed as anything by default like implying that all black people are lazy. On the contrary to this, I would agree that the racism card is played too much but i`d argue both ways now more than ever..
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    Arcval Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    @fianzo:
    Fair enough, it`s not a perfect book. Taking it out of the picture again, what do we know:

    -The USA ran a series of polices that formed a selective breeding program amongst black slaves in the southern states.

    -The effects of selective breeding on animals and plants.

    -There are some small statistical variations in data on people with a large portion of there genes from ancestors who were the products of said breeding program that are in line with the aims of the program.

    Hence there is, in this case, I believe reasonable evidence for causation.
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    mikesex Male 60-69
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    July 5, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    Modern humans evolved in Africa which is a VERY tough place to live, even today. Consequently the african population pushes our genetic profile to the extremes e.g.tallest and shortest people in the world both found in Africa.
    Slaves were often selected for physique so it should not be a surprise that a modern African-American descendent with the benefits of western diet and the training opportunities offered to promising athletes in that country could be - literally - top of his game.
    Just imagine the extent of untapped potential being wasted in Africa today!
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    fianzo Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 12:53 pm
    Arcval, based off what i know, I`d probably agree, I just didn`t think the bell curve was the best source to write after. Honestly if there is a gene causing it I`m just miffed i got my sports gene from the other half of my family i guess :D
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    Kalon Male 13-17
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    July 5, 2012 at 4:13 pm
    Read half the article but then noticed it was thedailymail... I had to stoped reading.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 4:34 pm
    "They certainly are superior. If my ancestors were chasing antelope with spears all day long, I would be superior too."

    You ancestors were chasing animals with spears. What you think w/e race you are just magically appeared in a McDonalds?
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 5:50 pm
    My ancestors were nothing but porn stars, sex slaves, and prostitutes.... So that of course makes me.....
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 7:19 pm
    Steelgrid

    I`m not sure what your position is here. Are you saying black people aren`t superior to other races athletically?
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    T3hHippie Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm
    My ancestors were vikings and barbarians, so I guess I am great at rape and destruction?
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    Zismo Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 10:01 pm
    The slave gene!!!???
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    mon360 Male 13-17
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    July 5, 2012 at 10:07 pm
    oh...it`s not the onion...
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 10:20 pm
    I`ve made that argument before. Compare it to say, dog breeding. Which is how slaves were viewed back then. You breed only the strongest slaves so they can do more work. Meanwhile white folks have sex with each others flabby lazy spouses. After hundreds of years you get chihuahuas... I mean modern day black people.
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    chickiesue86 Male 70 & Over
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    July 5, 2012 at 10:23 pm
    we should make cotton picking an olympic sport. just kidding! i like hemp.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    July 5, 2012 at 10:32 pm
    To understand what he`s talking about, don`t compare black Americans to white Americans; compare black Americans to black Africans.

    Blacks` superior athletic performance isn`t due to race nearly as much as it is to population selection.

    White and Arab slave traders went into the already existing slave markets in west Africa bought the biggest, strongest, and healthiest specimens, because they would bring the best prices and the highest profits in the slave markets. Then they stacked them like cord wood in ships for a month-long ocean voyage on which 10-20% were expected to die. Then they were subjected to back-breaking forced labor, and the best performers were bred like farm animals to produce the strongest children.

    Of course slavery was shameful and despicable, and white slavers greatly increased the numbers of Africans who were captured and sold into slavery by other Africans, but it did result a physically superior sub-population in America.
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    Xprez Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 10:38 pm
    Well it didn`t do much for his looks.......
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    Neoptolemos Male 30-39
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    July 6, 2012 at 3:57 am
    Yup, not touching this one... *whistles while walking away*
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    July 6, 2012 at 4:29 am
    I`m glad they`re openly talking about this. I`ve never understood why race is such a big deal here in the US. I`m tall, you`re short, that makes us different. But I`m white, you`re black, is wrong to say and racist because we`re all the same...?! There`s a miss step in logic there. It makes me different than you, not better, and I choose to openly welcome our differences.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    July 6, 2012 at 6:01 am
    If this were true by now Somlians should be able to eat flies like lizards......
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
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    July 6, 2012 at 7:30 am
    "Slave gene" ?? Lol wut ??
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    drworm2002 Male 30-39
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    July 6, 2012 at 10:37 am
    If you think about it there is some logic to this, if only to say that they were treated like animals and the strongest were breed. Doesn`t make it right...just saying.
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    jak22 Male 18-29
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    July 6, 2012 at 3:15 pm
    Yeah this should not come as a surprise to anyone, it makes a lot of sense.
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    TheJ3553 Male 18-29
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    July 7, 2012 at 8:26 pm
    That vvvvvvvv

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