Author Tackles Controversial Aspect of Sports, Genes and Ethnicity

David Epstein, ABC News, August 7, 2013

Author David Epstein appears on Good Morning America to discuss his new book The Sports Gene.

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  • JohnEngelman

    Gradually the constraints of political correctness weaken.

    • MBlanc46

      The empirical evidence regarding racial difference is becoming so
      overwhelming, it’s becoming more and more difficult for the gatekeepers
      to keep it from seeping into common knowledge.

      • din_do_nuffins

        They have a Plan B. They will say that BECAUSE of genetic differences, we must “do more” to push Diversity into White neighborhoods, etc.

        “The human genome is Diverse, so you must reflect genetic Diversity in all your personal and social choices. Your White privilege obligates you to use a low IQ black doctor, because you just can’t perpetuate ‘in group choice’ when we now know the basis and cause of Differences. The scientific existence of Difference requires new attitudes and improved behaviors from those Whiteys like you who did so much harm to humankind through colonialism, imperialism, and Jim Crow.”

        • MBlanc46

          I’m sure they do, but all of the diversion and obfuscation in the world won’t allow them to ignore the average black IQ of 87 forever.

          • Sick of it

            American black IQ. We’re importing others in lower brackets.

      • JDInSanDiego

        The empirical evidence was overwhelming thousands of years ago.

        • MBlanc46

          Phenomenology maybe, but not experimental evidence.

    • dd121

      You have to take baby steps with liberals.

    • Nathanwartooth

      I don’t see anything here that really weakens political correctness at all.

      Saying that Blacks are the best at running or that Whites are the best at swimming is so obvious that it’s been alright to talk about for a while now.

      But when you start to talk about something that matters, like intelligence, then the taboos suddenly come back.

      • JohnEngelman

        Blacks do not only dominate running, they dominate boxing, basketball, football, and probably soccer. These are sports where fortunes can be made.

        The reason it is important to discuss the Negro gift for athletics is because it makes it safer to discuss how the races differ by other innate criteria.

  • Puggg

    Sure, it’s just sports, but it’s easy to make the jump from athletics to intelligence. We’ve gone from CBS showing Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder the door for saying just about these same things in the late 1980s to the gene-sports taboo being broached on a national network morning show in 2013. Epstein is also applying the g factor to sports, suggesting that the best athletes in some sports played multiple sports while they were young.

  • serious123

    In some ways Obama, Holder, Jackson, Sharpton, Oprah, et al, have succeeded in opening a dialogue about race. Their race bias has caused people to speak up in disgust knowing no matter what they say they will be called racist. So why worry. Not exactly the results they anticipated.

  • OhWow

    When he said “but they are also bad at other things” I was screaming out “anything intellectual or civilized!”.

  • OlderWoman

    Wonder if there’s a ‘criminal’ gene? *sarc*

    • Ed_NY

      Somebody tried breaking into my wife’s car yesterday. It was broad daylight. I will bet you the perp has that criminal gene. BTW, he was not successful though he did manage to run away.

      • JDInSanDiego

        My friend calls these types ethnically challenged.

    • Jack Burton

      There are genes that do influence criminality such as low intelligence, psychopathic traits, etc.

  • din_do_nuffins

    Today, I drove home and started counting the dark pedestrian Diversity between the nearest intersection and my driveway: 11 blacks, to 5 Whites. What could possibly go wrong?

    And there are no “housing units” nearby to account for such darkness. Who is doing this to us?

    When will we see someone on TV tackling the controversial aspect of black genetics on the loose in formerly White neighborhoods?

    • JDInSanDiego

      I’ve noticed the same thing here. My neighborhood is almost all condos with a few apartment buildings. A few months ago I started to hear frequent loud conversations outside and began to look out the window to see who was responsible. I used to see three blacks a day here but in the last two months its more like 10 an hour walking down my street in the middle of the week day with mall or supermarket shopping bags or even strollers or dogs. Mexicans too, in groups, with the shaved heads. I think they may have section 8’ed one of the upscale yuppy apt buildings. I even saw a black guy playing frisbee with a white guy while playing his boom box for the neighborhood. It’s like a weird science fiction movie where someone has planted them here and told them to mix a little of their culture ( noise, boom boxes) with the locals’ (frisbee, dog ownership and high end apartment living.) Invasion of the Wealth Snatchers.

  • Evette Coutier

    The brain evolved in different groups just like the body. Whites and Asians got brains capable of higher intelligence, and they got brains of greater violence. We needed intelligence to adapt to northern climates,and they needed violence to adapt to Africa.

    • JohnEngelman

      Civilization selects for intelligence while selecting against physical aggressiveness.

    • Jack Burton

      It’s not about violence, just look at the history of Europe, plenty of violence. The World Wars were White.

      It’s about self-control, that’s what blacks lack along with intelligence and decency.

      • Evette Coutier

        That is true that whites have a history of warfare. However, the majority of white people are not unnecessary violent. The point I was trying to establish is that whites are not needlessly violent for the most part, whereas blacks are violent without need or reason.

        • Jack Burton

          Because Whites are able to control their impulses. Most people have impulses to kill someone at some point in their life, if they have a backbone and pulse. The difference is blacks have less impulse control and are more psychopathic (they lack empathy and remorse).

          • Evette Coutier

            It seems in many blacks their sense of identity is tied directly to the harm they cause others

  • NeanderthalDNA

    You know, I said to myself, it’s late, don’t hit the button, just pass out…don’t hit the play…don’t hit the play button…

    So glad I hit the play button. All my pollyannish silly optimism, all my “hey the glass is half full”…was beginning to despair, but then I see this, and I see little rays of Truth cracking through the web…

    It can’t be contained. I think it’s inevitable. We need to think sooner, or at least assume sooner, in terms of some kind of major change.

    Glad I clicked button. Not everything sucks, right?

    Buck up, Whitey!

  • DerekaGrandon

    Notice that a writer from The Clan can perfectly address this “taboo topic” and delve into it without any backlash criticism and demonization for he is granted the authority to do it by being an ethnic brethren from The Clan.

    Had it been a White trying to write about this he wouldn’t have been permitted the task and he would have been maligned for daring to touch a subject which is off limits to him as a White man.

    The Chosen Epstein is lauded instead.

    The Clan dictates who has the moral authority to study and investigate about race issues and obviously Whites don’t qualify for it.

    • Spartacus

      I’ve seen more and more of them suddenly becoming interested in “race realism” and other such things. Apparently, the jew wants to slither into our camp, and thinks we won’t notice .

      • Spartacus has a point. Now, the one and only reason and ulterior motive of Jews slithering into the Whiteman’s camp is to co-opt and control.
        We must reject their attempt and denounce it right away.

      • Jack Burton

        Jews want to simultaneously claim they’re from Europe and that their native homeland is Israel, LOL.

        I listen to Michael Savage (Weiner) for a laugh and he was saying the other day how he’s Northern European. These lying Jews have no shame, they love playing both sides.

  • Nick A Siggers

    Just a prelude for his next book “White people are genetically predisposed to be racist and must be genetically cleansed.”

  • Chris Granzow XI

    “The sports gene” a.k.a. testosterone.

    • Jack Burton

      Testosterone isn’t a gene, LOL.

      There are many genes that affect athletic performance, one of the more important ones is ACTN3 which affects fast-twitch muscle.

      Asians have the lowest incidence of this gene, Whites intermediate and sub-Saharan Africans the highest.

      I have one working copy myself, and I’ve always been athletic, as a child I could outrun older males.

      The Nordic Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre, “the fastest White man on earth,” proves the Negrophiles wrong.

      • Chris Granzow XI

        It was a joke; and yea I’m glad you mentioned him (Lemaitre). When I was younger (age 10-14) I was good at sprinting 200m/400m dash. The author in the video states something to the tone of “european males have longer torsos hence are better at swimming” but it’s the opposite with me (and Lemaitre too, judging from his pics).

        • Jack Burton

          All Epstein does is prove he enjoys using confirmation bias and overgeneralization.

          Not all Whites are built like Phelps, there is a variety of body types among all races.

          On average of course Rushton is correct, blacks have narrower hips, but I doubt this plays much of a role other than having smaller brains. Fast-twitch muscles are much more of an advantage for sprinters, combat sports and anything that requires explosive energy.

  • Ella

    What happened to the old stereo-type of the “grain fed” Nebraska boys who chose to play football? The Midwest players were large husky Czechs, Germans and Swedes. Whites play sports but just maybe, they choose different sports today having more money in it. Hockey and racing seems pretty White dominated to me. Could there be a bias now preferring Blacks over Whites as basketball / football players? I don’t see any difference in athletic ability. Quarterbacks are probably still mostly White.

    • MekongDelta69

      Read here. They’ve been around a LONG time):

    • Sick of it

      They fiddled around with quarterbacks in the NFL in order to remedy the situation, only to find that it doesn’t work out as well as having a Manning, a Brees, or a Brady.

  • Nathanwartooth

    “It’s so obvious that we will retrospectively invent biological reasons for their dominance.”

    This is a joke, right? You either need to do more research or I think you stumbled upon the wrong site.

    • Pickaname

      I have done the research during the last 12 years. I have been waiting for you, when you do the same.

      But don’t tell me that blacks are the best in boxing and it is so obvious that their dominance will last forever, irrespectively if they face real international competition from former USSR.

      • Nathanwartooth

        What the heck are you talking about? I never said anything about boxing, only swimming and running.

        Are you seriously trying to say that certain ethnicites of Africans are not the best sprinters and long distance runners?

  • MBlanc46

    I don’t care what “they” claim. I care about we can demonstrate. You might be willing to concede defeat. I’m not.

  • Puggg

    If racial differences and openly admitting them would be such a boon for the left, then why is the left pushing heavily to suppress public discussion and scientific inquiry into racial differences?

    We can’t analyze whether we want to find out the truth about something based on which side of a spectrum would benefit from it.

  • Evidence of what? Of negrophilic favoritism perhaps!

  • We could say that about Jews, but Mark Spitz was one hell of a swimmer (nine Olympic golds, one silver and a bronze).. Where are the champion black swimmers? South Korea kicked you-know-what at archery last time. Black ice hockey champs? I’ve never heard of one, even though I’ve driven on black ice. I still remember Ingemar Stenmark on giant slalom; blacks don’t ski. We’ve seen a few black NASCAR drivers, but how many Formula-Ones?

    How many blacks have climbed Mt. Everest or K-2? The punishment for failure there is that you not only don’t get a medal, you’re probably another abandoned deader somewhere up above 26,000 feet. Past there, a human instantly acquires a short expiry date – it is impossible to acclimatize. The only medal you get for serious mountaineering is your life, until you do the next major peak.

    Finally, there is the absolute end of it, which is US Navy SEAL training. A sailor can’t even apply for it; he has to be recommended by his superiors for it. How many blacks make it through SEAL training?

  • Chris Granzow XI

    I disagree. White race realists too often attribute superior athletc ability to blacks almost as some sort of concession (i.e. we have everything else, but at least you can dunk and run fast). I think their is large variance in male European populations. I think it would be an error to link irrational, violent, overly-aggressive behavior with theoretically more testosterone. White men have that much testosterone, but also have a high enough IQ to keep them level-headed. Keep in mind that before most of America’s white males became brainwashed by this post-60s PC society, they weren’t emasculated pushovers and would fight (and win) when need be. Just look at the eastern Europeans who were culturally isolated (thank God) for decades. The Klitschko brothers from Ukraine are a good example. Also, keep in mind that most of these weak white guys you see have never set foot in the gym and eat bad food, whereas the black men they’re being compared to might go 4-5 days a week and get all their macronutrients in their diet. Another factor, I personally know at least 16 black guys who cycle steroids, yet only one white guy that does. Just some food for thought…

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

    The ironic thing is that the phrase “Diversity is Strength” is stolen from the original “Knowledge is Strength.” More ironic still is that in Orwell’s “1984,” the phrase is “Ignorance is Strength.”

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

    I’d venture to say that in any sport that requires more than a ball and a stick, Whites and Asians tend to dominate. Bicycling, motor sports, winter sports, certain Olympic sports like swimming, diving, shooting, archery, pole vaulting, modern pentathlon, gymnastics, fencing, equine disciplines, decathlon,….. there are many sports that whites dominate or outright own. I have always thought that the sports that receive the most mass attention are also the ones that appeal to the lowest common IQ.

    I excelled at two sports in my pre- 50 life time. One was mx racing (back in the classic days) and fencing (national level). In my 40s I owned a nice Thoroughbred and trained hard in hunt/jump and eventing with some success (for a guy that started in his 40s). As a fencer, I was very close to the Olympics and trained/competed with many team members.

    My favorite sport to watch is FIM Speedway GP, a motorcycle even that originated in Australia but is very big in Europe. You can find it on youtube. (They use young women as lane designator flag carriers and I do notice that they often over represent dark women. This is mostly due to Monster Energy Drink that recruit them).

  • Nathanwartooth

    Then what are you arguing about? I’m not disagreeing with any of that.