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Why are the best sprinters black?

Why are the best sprinters black?

(5:41) BBC documentary short on why black athletes have dominated the world of sprinting. Could it be the unintended consequence of the slave trade?

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glortman glortman (1946 days ago)
That was beautifully edited, with great footage. And thought-provoking too.
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That was beautifully edited, with great footage. And thought-provoking too.
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Guest: Dafuq (1945 days ago)
Keep sport clean? I am fairly sure that everyone at the olimpycs enhanced their performance in some way. Its just a matter of getting caught.
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Keep sport clean? I am fairly sure that everyone at the olimpycs enhanced their performance in some way. Its just a matter of getting caught.
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Guest: (1943 days ago)
Latest comment: What is more important is the question..Why despite the freedom and equality that black people have do they produce such a miniscule percentage of classical musitions,thinkers ,scientists and philosophers when you see how many black people there are on this planet..And I do not include the so called childish drivel called rap music.
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Latest comment: What is more important is the question..Why despite the freedom and equality that black people have do they produce such a miniscule percentage of classical musitions,thinkers ,scientists and philosophers when you see how many black people there are on this planet..And I do not include the so called childish drivel called rap music.
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Guest: (1944 days ago)
Answer - because they are genetically predisposed to be better runners. It's that simple.
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Answer - because they are genetically predisposed to be better runners. It's that simple.
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Guest: Doe (1946 days ago)
Not necessarily just that the fittest survived. Could also have something to do with the fact that black people have a different tibia to fibula ratio than white people do, if that is something that may make for a more efficient runner. Although it's trendy to say we're all the same underneath the skin, we're not. If that is something that could maximise athletic performance, it may or may not be linked to other characteristics that allowed its possessors to survive the slave trade. It may be completely separate, as it doesn't account for the fact that black people from predominantly black nations continue to dominate the sport.
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Not necessarily just that the fittest survived. Could also have something to do with the fact that black people have a different tibia to fibula ratio than white people do, if that is something that may make for a more efficient runner. Although it's trendy to say we're all the same underneath the skin, we're not. If that is something that could maximise athletic performance, it may or may not be linked to other characteristics that allowed its possessors to survive the slave trade. It may be completely separate, as it doesn't account for the fact that black people from predominantly black nations continue to dominate the sport.
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Guest: Lionchaser (1946 days ago)
Why hasn't anyone mentioned the obvious? Africa is famous for large wild animals that congregate in fields of high grass. Human hunters, such as black Africans, would evolve massive running skills either chasing prey or BEING chased. Also for this purpose, long distance isn't necessary. You only have to sprint fast enough to beat the guy behind you, if a lion or other large beast is after you.
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Why hasn't anyone mentioned the obvious? Africa is famous for large wild animals that congregate in fields of high grass. Human hunters, such as black Africans, would evolve massive running skills either chasing prey or BEING chased. Also for this purpose, long distance isn't necessary. You only have to sprint fast enough to beat the guy behind you, if a lion or other large beast is after you.
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Guest: JoeTaicon (1945 days ago)
Perhaps because the best sprinters have slave ancestors while there are few "direct from africa" sprinters today. What africans do excel at, however, is long distance running. ...so it seems the strong sprinters match the tale in the video and the slender long distance runners match what you say.
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Perhaps because the best sprinters have slave ancestors while there are few "direct from africa" sprinters today. What africans do excel at, however, is long distance running. ...so it seems the strong sprinters match the tale in the video and the slender long distance runners match what you say.
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Guest: Trolltrawler Too (1944 days ago)
I believe I read that 70% of the prison population in the USA is non-white and black prisoners are a higher proportion to white in prison than outside in the UK. Does this mean they do more crime or are crap at getting away with it?
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I believe I read that 70% of the prison population in the USA is non-white and black prisoners are a higher proportion to white in prison than outside in the UK. Does this mean they do more crime or are crap at getting away with it?
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Guest: Licence012344 (1945 days ago)
We have enslaved then and treated them worst than cattle, we have sent them man-made diseases, viruses and bacteria. we have prevented them from having the latest medicines. But in their homeland, you will see them fit and not obese like the majority of us. Hitler can eat his heart out - we developed this field and still continue with controlling the World's population with diseases, wars, famine and deliberate sabotage of their development, in all matter including financial. But in essence we are the losers!
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We have enslaved then and treated them worst than cattle, we have sent them man-made diseases, viruses and bacteria. we have prevented them from having the latest medicines. But in their homeland, you will see them fit and not obese like the majority of us. Hitler can eat his heart out - we developed this field and still continue with controlling the World's population with diseases, wars, famine and deliberate sabotage of their development, in all matter including financial. But in essence we are the losers!
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