why do black people think they are superior at athletics compared to other races ?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    If this sounds racist, then I'm sorry but in most cases, blacks are athletically superior.

    Look at the back history of some famous athletes...many are black (Carl Lewis, Florence Griffith Joyner, Willie Mays and so on).

    I don't know why that is but it appears that your statement is true.

    EMT

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Leaner bodies, fast twitch fibres found in all races but mostly in those of West African decent. I read a scientific article about this (done by white scientists), that there are some hereditary things people of West African decent have that benefit. But let me stress, this only would be advantagous after alot of mental and physical training. Not ALL black people think this, as not ALL are athletics, unless you have asked all black people.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The majority of runners are in fact black

    http://sportingeagle.com/images/uploads/UsainBoltJ...

    As are basketballers

    http://images.beijing2008.cn/51/81/Img212018151.jp...

    White people are good at other things like swimming

    http://www.dummocrats.com/images/x/2004/capt_olysw...

    and the asians err... table tennis?

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-12/18/xin_0...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's just something many blacks are use to. But they happen to play some sports more than others, so I don't think they believe they can beat people at any sport.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Actually i haven't heard many black people say that. It is often assumed by some races.

  • DB
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Other races seem to believe this more than we do.

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I'm not like that at all and you should stop making stereotypes and stop going by what one person does

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    - We do? If anything, it's the other races that feel that way

  • Ayita
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Great question Eric M, I have an answer for you because they're ignorant.

  • 1 decade ago

    You reinforce this belief. Not us.

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