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“Great Speed But Little Stamina:” The Historical Debate Over Black Athletic Superiority

  title={“Great Speed But Little Stamina:” The Historical Debate Over Black Athletic Superiority},
  author={David Wiggins},
“Environmental factors have a great deal to do with excellence in sport” wrote Martin Kane, a senior editor for Sports Illustrated, in a 1971 article entitled “An Assessment of Black is Best,” “ but so do physical differences and there is an increasing body of scientific opinion which suggests that physical differences in the races might well have enhanced the athletic potential of the Negro in certain sports.” The assertion by Kane that black athletic superiority in sport was perhaps due to… 
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