[quote author="Jake Sumner" date="1245392150"]
Have I ever been to a high school track meet? I’m a junior in highschool, and I’ve been to the county and state meet in Massachusetts. The black population is EXTREMELY OVERREPRESENTED. Virtually every black person in Massachusetts attended the state meet, just to watch their 100 meter hopes. Most of the big whites tried at the javelin, shot put, and high jump. Most of the blacks did the 100. This is the cultural factor: blacks enjoy sprinting much more, and are also more likely to try to be pros at it.
Umm i just want to clear up some stuff you said: At that Mass All-state meet the TOP 3 performers in the 100 were all non-blacks, and i dont know where u come off saying they are extremely overrepresented in the event because on a rough estimate of what i know (which is a pretty decent amount of knowledge) it was about an equal participation of whites vs. non whites in the 100. and what “hopes” were u talking about i can defiantly say the top 4 coming into the event were all non-blacks…. I just want to make clear that i am in the camp that as of now blacks dominate the sprints.[/quote]
I am aware. The top 2 were 10.85 and 10.87 into a -1 headwind. The second, Chris McConnell, has the 55 MA record at 6.34.
I meant in a hypothetical sense. I agree participation is about 50% white, 50% black in highschool, in a country where blacks make 13% of the population. Also, white people rarely persue track professionally in proportion to blacks.
In the 100/200 whites have a slight disadvantage. But given a change in socio eco. factors blacks should not dominate these events.