From: Edward Gehrman <egehrman.nul> Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 10:48:50 -0800 Archived: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:20:43 -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 08:59:38 -0600 >Subject: Re: Women's UFO Symposium Takes On 'Old Boys Club' >Perhaps the test for the gender-obsessed to take would be a >blind reading of a piece in which the reader is challenged to >identify whether the author is male or female. I would expect >the test results to land in the 50% range. >A more useful question to explore is why so few African >Americans are attracted to ufology. Jerry, List, EBK, 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. These subjects are seldom discussed. The possibility that real aliens, flying real craft might exist is considered "crazy shit" and any person who insists on discussing the possibility of aliens or brings the subject up in polite conversation is considered crazy, too. He thinks that religion and UFO don't mix in the American Negro community. They have Jesus, and that's all they need. It has been my experience that there's a deep resistance to the possibility that aliens might be visiting and a resistance to information that might weaken that prejudice. Their lack of attraction is a "useful question to explore". 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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