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

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

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