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Michael Johnson says slave descendants make better athletes
Michael Johnson says slave descendants make better athletes

Four-time Olympic gold medalist sprinter Michael Johnson has been quoted as saying he believes slave descendants make superior athletes -- and that such a controversial topic shouldn't be avoided but discussed openly as the world begins to turn its attention to the London Olympics. "All my life I believed I became an athlete through my own determination, but it's impossible to think that being descended from slaves hasn't left an imprint through the generations," he is quoted as saying in an article in the British newspaper the Daily Mail. "Difficult as it was to hear, slavery has benefited descendants like me -- I believe there is a superior athletic gene in...

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