This whole discussion of whether something is racist/racism is very enlightening. Got me thinking about the NBA, where blacks, who make up about 13% of the total population, constitute over 85% of the players in the league.
So, does that mean blacks are good at basketball? No, that would be a stereotype. I'm sure there are many blacks who totally suck at basketball.
Does it mean that, if you run fast & jump high, you got a good chance at being good at basketball? Yes., I think that's a fair statement.
Now, are blacks somehow genetically predisposed to run fast & jump high? Now we're entering the dangerous area. But the numbers don't lie - 13% of the population occupies 85% of the competitors...but trying to explain this numerical lopsidedness is where inaccurate assumptions and, stupid things, can be expressed.
Maybe it's due to culture. Maybe it's genetics. I don't really know.
And you know what - that's the point. I don't really know. My eyes see something & I try to figure out why it is, and it's in trying to answer the 'why' question where people can get offended.
Jimmy The Greek got run from CBS for stating the reason blacks dominate certain sports was due to black slaves being force-bred to have big children. He might have been right - perhaps there were some slave owners who did such things. But he fell into the trap of trying to answer the 'why' question with something he thought was historical fact but was more likely anecdotal evidence of some practices a century earlier which may have had zero bearing on the way things are.
In contrast, Al Campanis got fired as GM of the Dodgers for saying blacks lack the 'essentials' to be baseball managers. Now, that was a horrible assumption with no basis in fact.
I don't know where I was going with all that other than to say some things are just best left alone. And that's the lesson for Sergio. Just shut up.