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

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,


>>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"Negro" superseded "colored" as the most polite terminology, at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

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