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Response to FarCenter (Reply #62)

Sun Jul 8, 2012, 12:25 AM

63. Sub-Saharan Africans were not the point of the OP.

The OP specifically mentioned African Americans.

The slave traders didn't direct the African tribal leaders to choose the shortest skinniest people. They directed them to choose the tallest and the most muscular. A farmer doesn't choose the small horse to pull the plow hoping that horse has a lot of heart. Once that group got to these shores, they were bred with the tallest and most muscular.

It's an UGLY fact, and one I'm ashamed of even though my ancestors were hunted for sport by the same people who did this to the Africans... BUT, it's a fact. Accepting it DOES NOT make one a racist.

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