From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:28:36 -0600 Archived: Thu, 01 Dec 2011 07:29:31 -0500 Subject: Re: Women's UFO Symposium Takes On 'Old Boys Club' >From: Edward Gehrman <egehrman.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 10:48:50 -0800 >Subject: Re: Women's UFO Symposium Takes On 'Old Boys Club' >>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> >>To: <post.nul> >>Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 08:59:38 -0600 >>Subject: Re: Women's UFO Symposium Takes On 'Old Boys Club' >>A more useful question to explore is why so few African >>Americans are attracted to ufology. >I phoned a long-time friend and read him your comments. >(He prefers to be called an "American Negro" rather than African >American, but that's for reasons outside of this discussion). >He agrees that very few American Negros believe in the existence >of UFO and/or aliens. Actually, this is a separate question from the one I raised, though I suppose arguably related. I have no idea whether African Americans embrace or reject in UFOs in similar or dissimilar proportions from European- and other hyphenated Americans. All I know is that I have encountered few (though not quite zero) in my life as a ufologist. I'm sure we all understand that one member of a minority - especially one so out of step that he insists on being called an "American Negro" - speaks for all. Only polling could determine the answer to sympathetic/unsympathetic percentages among African Americans. At least one subset, Black Muslims, are sufficiently sympathetic to UFOs to incorporate them into their theology. Anyway, we need hard data, not just one man's perhaps unrepresentative opinion, to answer the interesting question Ed raises. Jerry Clark Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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