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Re: Women's UFO Symposium Takes On 'Old Boys Club'

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




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