I will argue the stereotypes of black athletes not being as intelligent as white athlete. Using NFL star Donovan Mcnabb, former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy, I will prove how blacks excel in the highest sports position that requires intelligence and race isn’t a factor. I will prove that blacks are some of the smartest athletes in sports entertainment today. If you could look past the color of the skin of a athlete, you would understand that race isn’t a factor in being a great athlete.
One of the most traditional stereotypes in sports is that of the Black quarterback. Another stereotype is that black athletes can’t be great quarterbacks. Throughout time, the media and white America tried discouraging black athletes from playing the quarterback position. It was that stereotypical idea that black athletes lack the intelligence to be a quarterback. For example, Former NFL quarterback (QB) Donovan Mcnabb had to attend a small black college (Marshall) because other colleges insisted he play another position.
Years ago former commenter Jimmy the Greek and Rush Limbaugh tried to explained black athletes were bred for their physical skill and white athletes were bred for they’re intelligence. The comment was blatant racism, but there have been other ways at insinuating the same point. Doug Williams their theory wrong in 1988 by being the first starting black quarterback to win a Super bowl. Another successful black QB is former NFL M.V.P. Steve McNair, he led his team to the Super Bowl in 2005. He also played at a small black college because other school recruited him to play on defense when QB was his natural position. If that wasn’t enough, for the second time in history the two teams in a championship game was led by black head coaches. In 2007, the Indianapolis Colts head coach, Tony Dungy and Chicago Bears’ head coach Lovie Smith made history in the NFL by being the first black head