Talk:An American Dilemma

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There were no "African Americans" in the 1940s. The term "African American" was invented after 1970. HeyYallYo 15:50, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

That is not an anachronism, as "African Americans" refers to roughly the identical categorization of people under the unscientific rubric of skin color as words like "Negro" or "black." It does not make any categorical difference, except semantically, that is, in the contexts of political correctness or terminology that denigrates persons who fall under such a rubric. Benastan (talk) 14:17, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

A note ought to be added concerning Ralph Ellison's 1944 essay "An American Dilemma: A Review." His scrupulous and exacting critique of the study presupposes many enduring issues in the "American dilemma" addressed in Myrdal's book. Benastan (talk) 14:19, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

The Wikipedia priority to secondary sources comes as a surprise to me. I have much more confidence in quotations from Myrdal than I would have in a secondary source saying what Myrdal is saying.Studymore (talk) 01:08, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Well that priority is actually more meant for things people are doing. Would you base an article about a politician and his activities on his own memories? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 141.53.210.36 (talk) 19:13, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

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Page numbers as well as broader context is needed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.120.4.3 (talk) 19:12, 4 November 2011 (UTC)