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RE: Interesting Article

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julia anderson
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2002-08-02 18:19:13


As for the brains part, PT, for some time, certain respected, and "respectable" scholars preached this doctrine. The brains of Africans (and others) were in the collections of world-class museums like that of the University of Pennsylvania, which had a vast collection. This kind of false scientific "fact" formed the basis of much of the accepted knowledge of learned people in the west over a long period. things have not really changed that much today. I'm all for a certain amount of biological determinism, but when it rests on skin pigmentation my hackles and neurons are raised.

No quarrel with the body density issue you raised. And yes, where we "fall short," there may be some other equally important biological trait that compensates in the end. It is all a matter of perspective and equal access.

Most important here is facilities and good training/coaching. After that the pundits can come and tell me that blacks cannot swim. I like level playing fields.

-- JA

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