In the early 1980s I began reaching out to curators in Ohio
Jake Malis mother was director of a collection at Miami and condescendingly dismissed my attempt to discuss the subject.
Then and there I faced the fact that I could invest years 9f hard investigative research in something only to have a self-professed White Liberal dismiss my work as nonsense after barely a moment’s thought. That no amount of evidence would encourage them to change their mind
If anything they would dig in because the admission they were wrong is unthinkable.