From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 09:24:27 -0600 Archived: Fri, 02 Dec 2011 13:51:09 -0500 Subject: Re: Women's UFO Symposium Takes On 'Old Boys Club' >From: Edward Gehrman <egehrman.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 16:42:39 -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 14:28:36 -0600 >>Subject: Re: Women's UFO Symposium Takes On 'Old Boys Club' Hi, Ed, <snip> >>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"Negro" superseded "colored" as the most polite terminology, at 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 As a student of American history, including prominently its sorry racial history, I am well aware of how names by which persons of African descent have prefer to call themselves have evolved over time. I don't have to go to Wikipedia to inform myself. Any person of color in 2011 who prefers to be called "Negro" is not a representative African American. That's simply a factual statement, not a value judgment. Again, only polling data, not conversations with random individuals, can answer the question of how African Americans feel about UFOs. Such an effort should also compare their interests as opposed to other Americans' in other, non- ufological recreational matters and hobbies. Until such data are available, further discussion - especially by a couple of white guys - seems pointless. 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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