Missus V. Spolia. wrote:Are you joking, what do you want evidence for? That the west had slaves that we selectively bred to work in fields?
Yes, if that is your claim. I want evidence of selective breeding.
That is common knowledge, I am not here to be your elementary history teacher, I have enough children of my own that I have to teach the basics too.
The fact that you think it is true and teach it to kids does not mean it is actually true and applicable. Even if it were true that US slaveowners did this, it would have no effect on the French national soccer team.
Everyone knows what I mean by the "token black guy" in movies, and the same applies to sports but in a different way, its a stereotype.
Yes, a token cast member is someone who is made part of the group solely to signal diversity and not because of their actual skill or value.
Since these young black men won the World Cup, it is obvious they were selected for their skill and not for tokenism.
I never said that the french soccer team had a breeding program, thats silly and I am talking about sports in general.
So we agree that your claim about selective breeding is irrelevant.
I think that groups that represent the country should look like the country, thats just my belief based on common-sense. Its odd when the french team is not french at all and I doubt i'm the only one who ever thought that or that thinking that automatically means I'm racist. I would say the same thing about the Nigerian team. I'm sure if every player on the Nigerian team were white people would find that odd too and you would probably call it racist.
I am not supporting affirmative action, I am simply saying that it seems odd for teams representing a people or country to not be representative of that country. Thats all.
Do you think that only white people can be French?