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Old Sep 7th, 2012, 09:48 PM   #31
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Re: Why has Tennis been a White dominated Sport?

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i am a firm believer in that but this is merely an observation and is an indication that the sport hasn't spread to all parts of the world......
If there's a problem, it's about the social and cultural situation of people in the sport. And that problem is slowly beginning to disappear. The colour of the skin has nothing to do with the way you perform in tennis.
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Old Sep 7th, 2012, 09:49 PM   #32
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Re: Why has Tennis been a White dominated Sport?

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I would beg to differ.

I would say basketball is more popular around the world than tennis.

I don't see tennis being popular in Africa, many parts of Asian and in China (Li Na or not).

But Basketball is one of China's most popular sports, due to Li Na.

And every continent has various professional, Amateur basketball leagues, except the desolate Antartica.
you may be right with the recent trends but going by history until most recent times basketball is popular more as a recreation than profession......yes it's becoming huge in china but it still professionally hasn't caught up much in other large countries......
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Old Sep 7th, 2012, 09:50 PM   #33
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Because black people are minority?
YOu mean, "White people are a minority", cause the question was, "why do WHITE people dominate the sport.

There a whole bunch more people of color around the world, than white people.
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you may be right with the recent trends but going by history until most recent times basketball is popular more as a recreation than profession......yes it's becoming huge in china but it still professionally hasn't caught up much in other large countries......
Huh?

Aren't there multiple professional leagues in Europe, South America, Australia and China?

Hell, some Mexican league just offered Shaq $$ to play in it.
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Re: Why has Tennis been a White dominated Sport?

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If there's a problem, it's about the social and cultural situation of people in the sport. And that problem is slowly beginning to disappear. The colour of the skin has nothing to do with the way you perform in tennis.
Not now, but don't forget the legacy of discrimination in sports considered dominated by whites.

Those things are internalized by generations(of both the excluded and those who did the excluding) even after discrimination have been forbidden by law.
It takes generations to completely wipe them out, if at at all doable
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YOu mean, "White people are a minority", cause the question was, "why do WHITE people dominate the sport.

There a whole bunch more people of color around the world, than white people.
You're right, but...

Right now tennis is popular in Europe, North America, Argentina, Australia and some countries in Asia. In Europe white people are majority. In Argentina too. In Canada too. In USA, I can only guess, but I guess that white people are majority too.

We should connect this with the countries where tennis is popular.
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Re: Why has Tennis been a White dominated Sport?

Why don't think Indians are Asians? I though in Europe and Australia and Sotuh Africa, they are classified as Asians

Question - Why aren't Indians Asian?


the answer would be the same as to a question like "why aren't middle-eastners black/white?"......we are just not asian......the entire indian subcontinent is racially indian......so why do we call ourselves asians when we are not?
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Re: Why has Tennis been a White dominated Sport?

I find it amazing that someone who's been a long time tennis fan, or member of this board wouldn't know fundamental answers (the thread title), and notice trends-recent influx of people of color in the sport. :
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Re: Why has Tennis been a White dominated Sport?

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every other major global sport is not dominated by any particular race, then why only tennis?
Short track speed skating and ski jumping are also pretty much dominated by whites.
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Why don't think Indians are Asians? I though in Europe and Australia and Sotuh Africa, they are classified as Asians

Question - Why aren't Indians Asian?


the answer would be the same as to a question like "why aren't middle-eastners black/white?"......we are just not asian......the entire indian subcontinent is racially indian......so why do we call ourselves asians when we are not?
But the oldest Indians The Dalits, "Dravidians", "Untouchables", etc., come from Ethiopia, East Africa. That's been scientifically and historically proven, so please don't argue with me. Same with many in "The Middle East". They are not racially unique (though they would like to think so) or untainted; not in the least. So Indians were not created in a vacuum.

And this is one of the reasons/answers you'll get, why people sighed when you created this thread. SMH
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Why don't think Indians are Asians? I though in Europe and Australia and Sotuh Africa, they are classified as Asians

Question - Why aren't Indians Asian?

the answer would be the same as to a question like "why aren't middle-eastners black/white?"......we are just not asian......the entire indian subcontinent is racially indian......so why do we call ourselves asians when we are not?
Is this pushback widespread among Indians?
If yes, is there any movement or senisibilization to stop the rest of world calling Indian Asians?

Some Indians prefer to be called Indo-Europeans, even though a big chunk sub-group in India do not have European features

Can you also address the rest of the point I made in this post http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost....7&postcount=29 (post #20)
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Why don't think Indians are Asians? I though in Europe and Australia and Sotuh Africa, they are classified as Asians

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the answer would be the same as to a question like "why aren't middle-eastners black/white?"......we are just not asian......the entire indian subcontinent is racially indian......so why do we call ourselves asians when we are not?
PS: "Asian" is more of a geopraphical designation" in this discussion, especially when you include Indians. So don't take offense when people say that, though India is known as the "Indian Sub-Continent" for a reason. I get it.

It's the same thing with "Middle East", those are more geographical designations, cause though people take them as Cultural/racial, when they really are not; cause many of those places have varied racial stock, though we or they don't identify or know it as that. But that's a whole nother story.

You picked the wrong subject.
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But the oldest Indians The Dalits, "Dravidians", "Untouchables", etc., come from Ethiopia, East Africa. That's been scientifically and historically proven, so please don't argue with me. Same with many in "The Middle East". They are not racially unique (though they would like to think so) or untainted; not in the least. So Indians were not created in a vacuum.

And this is one of the reasons/answers you'll get, why people sighed when you created this thread. SMH
you make me laugh......once again a typical ignorant trying to stereotype indian race just by reading some bullshit published online......indians are original, mixed and every other category you could imagine......

i will educate you in PMs more about it but for now just remember that there have been classifications of "white", "non-whites" thousands of years ago in india......please don't come to me with the notion that this "white", "non white" concept emerged in the west......the entire west itself emerged from indians, africans and mesapotamians......FACTS! no ill-will intended......
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PS: "Asian is more of a geopraphical designation". So don't take offense when people say that, though India is known as the "Indian Sub-Continent". I get it.

Same thing with "Middle East", those are more geographical designations, cause though people take them as Cultural/racial, they really are not; cause many of those places have varied racial stock, though we or they don't identify it as that.

But that's a whole nother story.
i din't speak about it in regional terms and you know it.....
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