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Published: Monday, Feb. 4 2013 12:30 p.m. MST

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Sandy, UT

I think its interesting when people say this. I'm just pointing out something I have noticed, and not meant to incite anyone or argue. But once in a while we see someone referencing African Americans in sports, and regardless of whether the quote comes from an African American person or not, if anyone says something to the effect of black people being particularly suited for sports, there is a huge uproar, as if that were somehow offensive. But even this short articles quotes Ngata's unlce as saying that inherently Polynesians were built for football.

Can you imagine if a white person said "white people were build to lead countries and be CEOs"?

Can you imagine the outcry? Its just a funny double standard that I'd like to see go away.

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