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Response to MadHound (Reply #40)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 08:11 AM

43. The documentary Johnson presented, which the article you linked to was about

It seems that you, as the thread starter, didn't even bother to read the article you linked to:

Johnson, 44, had a DNA test for a Channel 4 documentary, Michael Johnson: Survival Of The Fastest, to be screened on Thursday night, which confirmed he is of West African descent.


The documentary is why the Mail wrote the article.

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/michael-johnson-survival-of-the-fastest

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2012/jul/05/hitler-stalin-and-mr-jones?newsfeed=true
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/9379780/Michael-Johnson-Survival-of-the-Fastest-C4-review.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/reviews/last-nights-viewing-michael-johnson-survival-of-the-fittest-channel-4storyville-hitler-stalin-and-mr-jones-bbc4-7917851.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/07/05/television-review-michael_n_1653493.html

The Bell Curve waves its hands and says "whites are more intelligent because they are, that's all", and was promptly used by racists as reasons to ignore black poverty, because they say "they're always going to be stupid, and therefore poor". This thesis says that the conditions of slavery meant that the survivors are healthier (up to the age of parenthood, anyway - problems like diabetes were also noted) than an average population (of Africans, or Europeans), and this means more athletes come from the African American (or Caribbean) population. For one thing, it at least tries to be plausible in genetic terms.

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