[extropy-chat] ExI profiled?

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Thu Jan 18 20:17:49 UTC 2007

At 11:21 AM 1/18/2007 -0800, Stuart wrote:

> > if it is indeed true, how come there seem
> > to be so few on the list?

spike sez:

> > Stuart, how would you know if there are so few
> > African Americans on the
> > list?  What if we didn't see a reason to mention it?
>I don't. I was simply expressing my *unsubstantiated*
>doubts that we are some 80% African American as is
>claimed by the website. But if we were, it wouldn't
>matter to me one bit.

Of course. But I think the astute reader would get a sense. As I 
recall, only two or three black folks have posted on ExI chat (or its 
earlier incarnation) for any length of time since the mid-'90s--c. 1% 
?--and the two most prominent have either unsubbed or are lurking, to 
our collective loss. (Olga, is Patrick still reading the list?) I 
think there were probably more transgendered posters than 
African-American (I can think of four).

Damien Broderick 

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