From: Edward Gehrman <egehrman.nul> Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 16:42:39 -0800 Archived: Fri, 02 Dec 2011 08:18:44 -0500 Subject: Re: Women's UFO Symposium Takes On 'Old Boys Club' >From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:28:36 -0600 >Subject: Re: Women's UFO Symposium Takes On 'Old Boys Club' >Actually, this is a separate question from the one I raised, >though I suppose arguably related. Jerry, Yes, but you mentioned attraction and that's my point. I agree. They don't seem attracted and they seem resistant. Are there any African American Negros on the List? I have been to many conferences and seldom see any people of color of any kind. >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. "Negro" superseded "colored" as the most polite terminology, at a time when "black" was more offensive. Since the late 1960s, various other roughly similar terms have been in popular usage. The latter include Black, Black African, Afro-American (in use from the late 1960s to 1990) and African American (used in the United States to refer to Black Americans, peoples often referred to in the past as American Negroes). The United States Census Bureau announced that "Negro" would be included on the 2010 United States Census, alongside "Black" and "African-American" because some older Black Americans nevertheless self-identify with the term." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negro >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. That's interesting. Can you elaborate? >Anyway, we need hard data, not just one man's perhaps >unrepresentative opinion, to answer the interesting question Ed >raises. I don't think the question has been presented before. Do you have any African American Negro friends you could ask? Ed 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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