Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Who is better at sports and why?

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From the link in one of the earlier posts from the anthropological society, I looked at the site and found a sports quiz that asked about racial constructions as they pertained to sports and who is better physically to play them.  The results were very interesting, such as blacks having more fast-twitch muscles, which makes them generally faster sprinters.  Another one was about Winter sports and the disparity that access and economics play in who is on top for those sports.  If you get a chance and are interested, you should take a look, if only to view some of the dumb quotes that famous people have spoken over the years about race.

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Written by jamesrobertson1

November 20, 2009 at 9:41 pm

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  1. Interesting… There have actually been a lot of studies done about this kind of thing. I recently heard about a study done that indicated that the more attractive athletes (the study was on tennis players) tend to be better athletes. This apparently has to do with evolution and the idea that physical appearances are indicative of reproductive success and an individual’s fitness. People also have different views on which races are more attractive, so that may tie in with what you’re talking about.

    sgaviria

    November 21, 2009 at 12:36 am


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