Talk:Pacific Islands American
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This article's content about Samoans is highly speculative - And not very scholarly...
Delete Samoan American Drummer?
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I have to question how much sense this categorization makes, since parts of Polynesia ARE parts of America. Hawaii and American Samoa, as examples. "Mexican Americans", for example, makes sense because Mexico is entirely outside of America. Gringo300 (talk) 19:59, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
- Outside the United States, anyway. It makes obvious sense to use the term 'Polynesian Americans' to refer to Americans from those parts of Polynesia that haven't been taken over by the States. Given that, it's reasonable to use the term of Hawai'ians and American Samoans, as these peoples are culturally and ancestrally closely akin to other Polynesian peoples – the American Samoans to Western Samoans, the Hawai'ians to Marquesans, Tahitians and Māori. Koro Neil (talk) 13:04, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
What I find bizarre is the grouping of indigenous Australians with Pacific Islanders. They are hardly any closer to the Polynesian, Micronesian and Melanesian peoples than Europeans are. I don't know about their links with Papuans. Koro Neil (talk) 13:04, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
Neutrality in Infobox
Presently all the pictured politicians are Democrats, this maybe a violation of WP:NEU and/or WP:WEIGHT due to there being notable Republican Pacific Islander Americans. --RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 01:53, 7 February 2012 (UTC)