White Men Can’t Jump?

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  1. RBNY123

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    I really hated the movie White Men Can't Jump with Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes, i know it was just a movie and i don't really think i can pin point a moment in time where the rumors about whites being athletic inferior and white fans self loathing of their heritage, but if had to pick one thing that broke the camel's back it would have to of been that movie that promoted the idea that white people were dorky and could only shoot, better pass the ball to a black guy so he can dunk it hard. I mean even the very name of the movie pissed me off.

    What gets me even angrier is that if a person was to take just a little time to research the FACTS they would see white people dominate the high jump, and hold the record in the triple jump, it just doesn't make any sense to me. [​IMG] And yet still to this very day that stupid rumor is still going strong, it is just pathetic [​IMG]
     
  2. white lightning

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    I could not agree with you more. Here is a little pick my up. Go to youtube and type in white dunkers. You will see guys doing things that MJ would struggle to do. It is a lie, an old wifes tale, and a stereotype that we need to break. It takes time but with guys like Chase Budinger, Joe Alexander and Micah Downs in the NBA soon, we will have some more high flyers. Now if only the teams will play them.

    I have a feeling that we might see a new high jump world record from Ukhov this year. He is in great early season form. Not to mention that Bayer or the guy from Greece could break the outdoor long jump w. record!
     
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    wl while i will say that it does work well to pick me up after i get mad about things like this, it ultimately gets me even more mad because these videos are open to the public, have tons of views, and yet i'll still read comments saying their to tall, or it wasn't regulation, or other videos were people still believe whites are inferior. I just don't understand how people can say things like that when it is so obviously false, even in the national media there are reporters or commentators saying things that put down white athletes and half the time they don't even realize their doing it because society has numbed them to it, people have just excepted that it is what it is.
    How a race that dominates long distance competitions, high jump, triple jump, strong men competition, decathalon, cycling, swimming, baseball, soccer, hockey, wrestling all while being put down in those sports and purposely pushed out to promote "diversity", has managed to conquer almost every single civilization known to man, and are constantly pioneering the fields of science, math, astronomy etc, can be looked at as inferior is simply beyond me.[​IMG]
     
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    It happens because we allow it to happen. We have to fight to regain the respect of others. I can tell you one thing. I watch Boxing alot and guys like Klitschko just drive the blacks and hispanics nuts. They can't take it. We have watched their fighters for years and now they won't return the favor. What a joke.

    Things are getting better a little bit at a time. Don't get discouraged. Spread the word. We need to take pride in our culture, ancestry, traditions, etc. We need to also have our people support our athletes. This brings out a great sense of pride.

    I have often said this. Whites are the greatest athletes in the world. We dominate more sports than anyone of the planet. The amazing thing is that in the whole world, we probably don't even account for 1/4 of the population but we dominate the majority of sports. We also have invented or built almost everything. [​IMG]
     
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    haha poacher, i've watched this video about 20 times before today, he is absolutely amazing.
     
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    white lightning i'm just a casual boxing fan, and since your a boxing fanatic apparently you probibly already know of this fight but i think one of these greatest matchups of all time was the arturro gatti vs micky ward saga, it gives me chills every time i watch the highlights of those matches on youtube.
     
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    Yes I have seen it. Two warriors trying to kill each other. They had several good fights. One of them was voting boxing match of the year.

    Next time someone says to you whites can't jump, tell them how stupid they sound. First off, we can jump as good as anyone. Second, you never hear them say, Mexicans can't jump, Asians can't jump or Native Americans can't jump. It's always just an attack on us.

    The same way they call grown white men, white boys but never call a black or mexican man that. Stupid b.s. and I don't have time for it. They are all ignorant.
     
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    ha i never actually thought of that white lightning good point [​IMG]
     
  10. StarWars

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    Jumping is white people's best event along with shot put.
     
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    It's just anecdotal evidence, but the best dunker I ever knew was an Oklahoma white boy named Eric Wiens. Wiens was A 6'4" dunking machine from Oologah, Oklahoma. He was first team all-state in 1991, but only got an NAIA scholarship to Oklahoma Christian University. He was a 2-time All-American at OCU and I met him in the late 1990's playing rec ball. He used to dunk on the rec league brothas unmercifully. 360's; tap the backboard slams; he could palm the ball on the floor flat-footed and rise and dunk; in your face tomahawks. He was so sick, everybody just shook their heads in amazement. There's a few people that can't deny that white boys can jump.
     
  12. white lightning

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    What about the pole vault. We completely dominate the event. Always have and we always will!
     
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    Of course there is always this clip of John Wendling, then a Wyoming Cowboy and drafted by the Buffalo Bills jumping over a 5'6" high bar. short video
     
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    Sotomayor was a known juicer. If his record would be removed, as it should be, then Spike Lee's movie ought to be known as "Only White Men Can Jump".
     
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    Very true. Only one black man is in the top ten list, and he tested positive for anabolic steroids at the age of 34 and cocaine earlier. The best nine out of ten high jumpers in history are white. Only three blacks have cleared 2.40 meters, while 8 whites have. Whites hold the world record in the triple jump by a long shot. Sebastian Bayer has the second longest indoor long jump in history, the first being held by caught cheater Carl lewis who tested postive for three types of stimulants before Seoul. Whites have jumped over 20 feet with the help of a pole, while blacks have yet to master the art. It is much more apt to argue black men can't jump.Edited by: StarWars
     
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    yeah and what about javelin and discuss throw.LOL.
     
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    we are only 10% of world population bro.ive seen statistics from 8-12% and I did it muyself with counting 90% of europe 65% of USA, Russia and `110 million in south american i came to just 10 %.
     
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    On the contrary dudes, roughly 16% of the Earth's population is white. You have 90% of Europe (Russia included), that's about 600+ million whites, there's about 400+ million in the Americas (North, Central, and South), 5-10 million in all of Africa, and 25+ million in all of Oceania (particularly in Australia and New Zealand).

    That's a little over 1 billion whites in all.[​IMG]
     
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    either way the responsibility of eradicating this fallacious rumor shouldn't fall on our 16 percent of the population alone, if we really want to get the recognition we deserve we need to have people of other races come forward and testify, people can say all they want about the MAN trying to control everyone and taking over the world, whatever the truth is that the white race has done more for equality than any other race on this earth examples underground railroads and civil war just to name a few, if we can come forward for the aid of other races on such a grand scale why can't other races come forward to help us with something minute in comparison.[​IMG]
     
  20. StarWars

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    Sadly the media plays the biggest role in this, and they are not on our side.
     
  21. jacknyc

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    Justin Sutter, from Granite Bay, California, won the long jump at the Arcadia Invitational track meet this wkend. His winning jump was an outstanding, 24ft 4 inches!
    http://granitebaypt.com/
    This is high school folks....apparently he is also a football player.
    Here's a link to his highlights.
    http://www.fbf.com/film/sutter2008/

    Andrea Geubelle from Washington won the girls LJ.

    Obviously, white guys (and girls) can jump.
     
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    i figured it was time to revive this thread, and as such i will do it in style ... with a shot putter/discus thrower!

    that’s right. the following highlight is from a collegiate junior at Harvard university on a track scholarship to throw ... i introduce you to Sam Welsh.

    https://youtube.com/shorts/OlSmcDdfiPY?feature=share

    https://youtube.com/shorts/RtGpObEreV4?feature=share

    he’s got several videos on YouTube, including one where his head almost hits the rim when he dunks. i wonder what he could do if he was athletic!
     
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    quite an impressive athlete, it is amazing the amount of hateful/spiteful/jealous replies he has received because he says he goes to Harvard...people are just plain sadsacks.
     
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