Descendants Of Slaves Are Better Athletes [Pic+]

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago in Sports


Says track superstar Michael Johnson. Johnson believes that black people with the slave gene are athletically superior.
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Male 145
That vvvvvvvv
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Male 154
Yeah this should not come as a surprise to anyone, it makes a lot of sense.
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Male 662
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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Male 1,810
"Slave gene" ?? Lol wut ??
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Male 14,331
If this were true by now Somlians should be able to eat flies like lizards......
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Male 1,582
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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Male 625
Yup, not touching this one... *whistles while walking away*
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Male 676
Well it didn`t do much for his looks.......
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Male 15,832
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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Male 273
we should make cotton picking an olympic sport. just kidding! i like hemp.
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Male 2,579
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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Male 735
oh...it`s not the onion...
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Male 1,060
The slave gene!!!???
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Male 166
My ancestors were vikings and barbarians, so I guess I am great at rape and destruction?
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Male 8,762
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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Male 1,341
My ancestors were nothing but porn stars, sex slaves, and prostitutes.... So that of course makes me.....
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Male 2,700
"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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Male 369
Read half the article but then noticed it was thedailymail... I had to stoped reading.
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Male 72
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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Male 224
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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Male 303
@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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Male 72
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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Male 5,314
slave gene you say
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Male 10,338
Didn`t Jimmy the Greek get fired for saying the exact same thing?
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Male 72
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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Male 185
They certainly are superior. If my ancestors were chasing antelope with spears all day long, I would be superior too.
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Male 303
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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Male 237
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Male 38,989

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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Male 38,989

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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Male 14,331
[quote]Cant argue against that[/quote]
Riiight...

If the genes stuck around through generations why is it so hard for many to keep a job.....
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Male 2,700
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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Male 439
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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Male 15,510
Cant argue against that
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Male 14,331
vv and that`s doctor I wonder how many coupons that PHD took....
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Male 3,814
old news. it called eugenics.
Chris Rock about black slaves
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Male 14,331
[quote]Jamaican geneticist Dr Rachael Irving said: ‘There was not much oxygen on slave ships so they had to use whatever they had to survive.’[/quote]

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Ships how does dhey work!
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Male 8,762
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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Male 2,700
A "slave gene"?

Seriously could you blacks alienate yourselves ANY further?!
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Male 20,511
Link: Descendants Of Slaves Are Better Athletes [Pic+] [Rate Link] - Says track superstar Michael Johnson. Johnson believes that black people with the slave gene are athletically superior.
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