I contend that black athletes are much better than oriental athletes at playing basketball.
Is that thought racist?
Heck, more than 70% of the players in the world’s premier professional league (National Basketball Association) are black, while less than 5% are oriental. Isn’t that enough evidence to make that claim? That’s not to say that there couldn’t be an oriental player who comes to the NBA one day and shatters all of Michael Jordan’s records. But it does recognize some basic statistical realities. Do you really believe that everyone in the world is the same, it’s just a matter of opportunity?
It’s interesting to note that Lawrence Summers, the former President of Harvard, was fired for making comments about women and their lack of affinity for working in science-related vocations. Now we have James Watson, Nobel Laureate, being vilified for making comments about black intelligence. The timing of this is also interesting given all of the people who thought it was just fine that the President of Iran — who thinks that Jews are essentially pigs and monkeys — has the innate right to openly share his distorted view of the world at Columbia University.
Hmm, something just doesn’t seem right here…