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Population[edit]

Should the infobox include the most recent estimate, or the last full count of the 2010 Census? I see it was boldly changed by Mr.Bob.298, and was not reverted by BilCat. Some articles include both estimate and last accurate count, others only include one. Furthermore, it is not a total population of Americans, just the population of the United States. Let us get consensus on this matter.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 21:03, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

I say if its sourced use both "official numbers" ...there is a guideline about this...its a Canadian guideline ...but I think it can apply here. WP:CANPOP helped the Canadian articles have consistency.... perhaps the same kind of advice can be made here for all American articles. -- Moxy (talk) 18:27, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion Moxy. I have gone ahead and done that here.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 02:59, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Culture[edit]

I'm switching the shepard picture with a picture showing apple pie and baseball items, which are American cultural icons. These better reflect American culture throughout the United States. A shepherd in the Mid-west is unrelatable to the majority of Americans, and I do not believe this even represents American culture as people think of American culture. Apple pie and baseball are inherently American and exemplify American culture in both the culinary and leisurely sense. JosephSpiral (talk) 20:17, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Image Caption Question[edit]

Any reason why in the racial and ethnic groups section, Dredd Scott, Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King, Jr. dont show ancestry group like all the other images? MilborneOne (talk) 20:18, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

I believe it's due to a lack of information about their ethnicity. JosephSpiral (talk) 21:14, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
Then perhaps they should be removed as they dont relate to the section without it. MilborneOne (talk) 10:25, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
There is a debate, which can be seen in the archives of Talk:African American, about whether the racial group is limited to only those with slave heritage, or to all individuals including more recent immigrants from Africa and those immigrants from the Caribbean with African heritage. The three individuals mentioned by MilborneOne are a compromise to include the latter while including other individuals who would fall into the former.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 22:46, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
OK it just looks wrong as all the other images/individuals are linked to the tables and it looks like a mistake, cant we just add individuals who relate to the groups in the table ? MilborneOne (talk) 10:30, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
We could. However, there is not, that I am aware of, of a label that is specific to individuals with slave heritage within the African American community which the Census bureau keeps accurate population data on (separate from all other African Americans). We could attempt to extrapulate by subtracting the other detailed populations with the overall African American population to arrive to that number; however that might be seen as OR.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 18:19, 2 June 2015 (UTC)