once writing of how embarrassing it is to get dunked on by white boy. Consider Vince Carter once reportedly telling an opposing player coach Carter denied this better get this white guy off me, or I going to score 40. in that context, Hopkins assessment speaks less to harmless racial chauvinism than to enduring racial stereotype. Granted, he nods toward environmental factors ( from the streets or the inner cities but it still hard to escape a sense that Hopkins thinks there is something in the very fact of being black that confers athletic superiority. He would not be the only one.
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A 1997 Sports Illustrated poll found about a third of young white males saying that blacks simply outclass.
From Jack Johnson to Joe Louis to Jake LaMotta to Muhammad Ali, boxers have always borne our various racial, ethnic and even national aspirations. Indeed, Pacquiao himself, dubbed the for his dominance of Mexican fighters, called his latest such victory testament that the Filipino race can rise above all odds and be the best in their chosen fields. that duly noted, though, there is something discomfiting in Hopkins certitude that Pacquiao would meet his comeuppance at the hands of a black fighter. We live, after all, in a culture in which black athletic supremacy is frequently taken as a given. Consider the old hit movie, Men Can Jump.