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Hello, I am new to editing Wikipedia pages and would like to make a small but significant edit to the page on Gertrude Stein. However, I don't want to just rush in there as a new user and make a change only to find it denied or changed back due to my lack of experience here so am looking for an experienced editor to guide me.

It seems that some facts have been whitewashed or glossed over by what I assume to be Stein apologists for her racist and Nazi sympathising views. For example, it mentions twice on her page that she was 'pro-immigration' which supports the page's general image of her being a progressive minded artist.

However, I have a direct quote from her taken from a 1934 interview from The New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/05/03/specials/stein-views.html?_r=1/) stating:

"There is no reason why we should not select our immigrants with greater care, nor why we should not bar certain peoples and preserve the color line for instance."

Surely this information is crucial to the veracity of the page and should be included in some form to provide a more accurate view of the author in question. I was wondering how best to go about making this change rather than just making some potentially overzealous edits every time 'pro-immigration' is mentioned (I really just want to add the word 'white' after 'pro' while adding a disclaimer somewhere defining what her version of the word immigration means).

I feel that my intense dislike of this person will get in the way of adding a fair and unbiased edit and was wondering if someone could help advise one how best to (or not to) approach it?

Amir A

196.205.178.143 (talk) 20:09, 31 July 2014 (UTC)


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