Black Men can’t Swim

How many Olympic class black swimmers can you think of?  Eric Moussambani?

There is an evolutionary theory for this:

White people have evolved to live in cold climates, so have a layer of subcutaneous fat to keep them warm.  This also aids buoyancy.  Black people on the other hand carry less fat and tend to sink.

The theory cuts both ways.  To help dissipate heat black people have a higher surface area to volume ratio (longer arms and legs).

That is why I would happily take on Eric the Eel, but not not Mike Tyson.

I don’t know how robust the theory is, but I do know you should play to your strengths:

James Dyson invents
Donald Trump makes deals
Warren Buffet knows the market
Jeff Bezos optimises

Compete where you can win.

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