Racism: The History
I know that Racism is the belief that characteristics and abilities can be attributed to people simply on the basis of their race and that some racial groups are superior to others. And it is NOT my intention here pouring gasoline on the fire. Just merely try to enlighten different angles of the problem and hypocrisy around the subject. I`m NOT a racist! except when it comes to self-preservation. Racism and discrimination have been used as powerful weapons encouraging fear or hatred of others in times of conflict and war, and even during economic downturns. And Racism is also a very touchy subject for some people, as issues concerning free speech and in UN`s Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights come into play.
And as some people argue that talking about supporting racial discrimination and prejudice is just words and that free speech should allow such views to be aired without restriction. Others point out that these words can lead to some very dire and serious consequences (the Nazi government policies being one example). But what I`m really wondering is: Why were we made different in the first place? Isn’t there any practical or logical or physical meaning with that, from the creators side? If their will was, that we were different? why are we constantly fighting against that? I will present the History of Racism here, and maybe, just maybe some things will be clearer, I hope!
Racism: The History
A documentary which is exploring the impact of racism on a global scale, as part of the season of programs marking the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slave trade (but not slavery itself) in the British Empire. Beginning by assessing the implications of the relationship between Europe, Africa and the Americas in the 15th century, it considers how racist ideas and practices developed in key religious and secular institutions, and how they showed up in writings by European philosophers Aristotle and Immanuel Kant.
Looking at Scientific Racism, invented during the 19th century, an ideology that drew on now discredited practices such as phrenology and provided an ideological justification for racism and slavery. These theories ultimately led to eugenics and Nazi racial policies of the master race. Some upsetting scenes.
The third and final episode of Racism: A History examines the impact of racism in the 20th Century. By 1900, European colonial expansion had reached deep into the heart of Africa. Under the rule of King Leopold II, The Belgian Congo was turned into a vast rubber plantation. Men, women and children who failed to gather their latex quotas would have their limbs dismembered. The country became the scene of one of the century’s greatest racial genocides, as an estimated 10 million Africans perished under colonial rule. Contains scenes which some viewers may find disturbing. And here is the full documentary!
Part 1: The Color of Money
Part 2: Fatal Impacts
Part 3: A Savage Legacy
White men can`t run!
I also must add that one thing that is really ridiculous is when talking about advantages or disadvantages between “Black” or “White” in sprint, is the hypocrisy surrounding the topic. I do recall reading that the effect that people of African descent have on average, first have a lower center of balance. This was raised as an issue to me as an explanation for why there are so few top class swimmers of that heritage compared to, for instance, sprinters. The prevailing belief I’d been exposed to before that was that there was a tendency for black athletes to develop more of the ‘fast-twitch’ muscle cells and to put their advantage in speed-based events down to that. If that were the case, presumably, they would be excelling in the pool to the same degree? The physical advantages for people of African descent are few, but important for to run fast.
And in a recent study from Duke University US, they has examined this question and determined that height and proportionality differences alter the center of gravity. They found that those of West African heritage tend to have longer legs and shin bone (Tibia) than those of European heritage. Accordingly, their torsos tend to be shorter, placing their center of gravity about an inch higher, translating in a 1.5%-3% boost in speed. In sprints (where a fraction of a second can put one sprinter in front of another), this advantage seems to allow sprinters of African origin to have more success.
Look at this list, it really makes you wonder right? Sprinters – Men’s 100 Meters (World`s fastest men, all of African descent = Porsche 911 Twin Turbo)
- Usain Bolt (Jamaica) – Fastest Time: 9.58 seconds
The 100m Olympic record (9.69) was set by Bolt at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing.
- Tyson Gay (United States) – Fastest Time: 9.69 seconds
During the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, Gay also ran a wind-aided 9.68 (once the fastest 100 m under any condition).
- Asafa Powell (Jamaica) – Fastest Time: 9.72 seconds
Asafa Powell ran his fastest time, once the world record, during heats at the 2007 IAAF Rieti Grand Prix.
- Maurice Greene (United States) – Fastest Time: 9.79 seconds ( Ben Johnson same time 9.79 )
By the widest margin since electronic timing, Greene ran this since passed world record time in 1999.
- Donovan Bailey (Canada) – Fastest Time: 9.84 seconds
Bailey returned Canada to glory with his 9.84 record-breaking run at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.
- Bruny Surin (Canada) – Fastest Time: 9.84 seconds
Surin’s second place finish of 9.84 at the 1999 World Championships was the fastest silver medal time ever.
- Leroy Burrell (United States) – Fastest Time: 9.85 seconds
Burrell had twice set the world record in the 100 meters with a 9.90 in 1991 and a 9.85 in 1994.
- Justin Gatlin (United States) – Fastest Time: 9.85 seconds
Gatlin’s fastest time was set at the 2004 Olympics with a gold metal winning 9.85 second run.
- Olusoji Fasuba (Nigeria) – Fastest Time: 9.85 seconds
Fasuba holds the African 100 meter sprinting mark with a 9.85 at the Doha Grand Prix in 2006.
- Carl Lewis (United States) – Fastest Time: 9.86 seconds
Track and Field star Carl Lewis has won nine Olympic gold medals and eight World Championship gold medals.
For example in general the shin bone (Tibia) is longer, and heel bone is longer and that the muscles are more durable than the white people`s are. Gives people of African descent an advantage that makes them superior in running. This is proven facts. But never mentioned anywhere. There will never be another “white man” at first place in a sprint race ever again. Nature or our Creators have ensured this. All the ongoing competing in sprint is stupid and false, because it is like putting up 8 Porsche 911 Twin Turbo`s against one aging VW Beetle every time. And think that the Beetle will win? This we have to talk openly about and stop the hypocrisy around it. It`s not Racism it`s facts we can`t close our eyes to forever!