How Sports Has Damaged Black America And Preserved The Myth Of Race By John Hoberman

830 Words Apr 17th, 2016 4 Pages
Race, Gender, and Science in the Atlantic World is by far one of the most intriguing and diverse courses I have ever taken. The course did not change much of my views on the role of races in other regions in the Atlantic. I have learned a lot from the numerous articles and short videos, but many of the topics that were covered were situations and issues I was already familiar with. I have always felt as if gender and race played an important role in a person’s life. Race and sex can affect a person’s life in many aspects especially personally and politically. An example of this is the article Darwin’s Athletes: How Sports had Damaged Black America and Preserved the Myth of Race written by John Hoberman discussing the notions that African American males are more athletic than white males, and that white males are typically more intellectual. The major ethnic groups in the United States are Caucasians, Hispanics, African Americans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans. Every single last one of this groups faces different challenges and obstacles
I agree that science has been a significant factor in the continuation of concepts about race and gender. It is true that African American individuals tend to have coarse and thicker hair than their counterparts, and many people believe that if they have an interracial child with a black parent that their hair will have these characteristics. This assumption is not factual at all. Even if a child is mulatto or 100 percent black it…

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