[quote author="speedfreak1" date="1249836732"]I honestly cant see how socio-cultural factors disadvantage white sprinters. Im a white sprinter, and I have never felt disadvantaged because of it.
What sort of socio-cultural factors do you think might cause white sprinters to be slower?
It’s probably a bit diifferent in the states than it is in Europe. Basically, white people focus on things other than athletics because its the cutlural norm, and white people are always told they aren’t as athletically talented as black people.[/quote]
Precisely. Most white kids will play football or baseball. Even in Europe I’d imagine soccer and rugby are more popular than track. Either way, even if black people are slightly faster than white people in terms of speed endurance or top speed, it doesn’t help to shove it in their faces by portraying black athletes as the best ones, because the sport of athletics is inherently based on outliers anyway.
There are also no starting white runningbacks in the NFL. For the European equivalent, I’d guess that’d be the same as saying that because blacks may be better at goalie in soccer (just a hypothetical), every goalie should be black. Just makes no sense. Especially because in the runningback position, speed is tertiary to explosiveness and strength, areas whites have proven they can excell in.