The Controversy Over Blacks and Sports

Howard Rosenberg's April 24 column, "A Compelling Case for Controversy Over Black Athletes," misses a major point--survival of the fittest.

It is estimated that of the tens of thousands enslaved in Africa's interior, forced to walk to the coast and then shipped in ghastly conditions to the United States, far fewer than half survived the long and horrible journey.

The weak died; the strongest lived. As a result, black Americans have a fitter heritage, shown in the number of successful black athletes we have. There is nothing racist about this; it is history.

CLEMENT SALVADORI

Laguna Beach

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