Talk:Black Lives Matter

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Using statistics in support of BLM[edit]

The BLM page should construct a new section based off of statistical data pertaining to the mistreatment of people of color. Data from credible sources containing information on discriminatory laws as well as police brutality statistics should be listed to reinforce the severity of this issue by using fact and logic. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 19:33, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

So, the encyclopedia neither supports nor opposes...any topic. We just describe what reliable secondary sources say about the topic. At the same time, given recent press attention to a study relating police violence to BLM protests, as well as other research and data projects, I could see starting a section called something like Research, giving a neutral description of research spawned by, dealing with or otherwise related to the movement. You could just go ahead start that if you like. Or, if you feel there are reliably sourced perspectives missing from existing sections of the entry, you can just go ahead and add them where you see fit. Innisfree987 (talk) 00:22, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Pathetic political correctness[edit]

Users Drmies and Malik_Shabazz have deleted citations and links about Toronto co-founder Yusra Khogali who argued, accordingly to the toronto Sun, =that white people are “recessive genetic defects” and purportedly mused about how this race could be “wiped out,” according to a post on what appears to be her Facebook page in 2017 and also claimed during a protest in front of the US consulate that Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a “white supremacist terrorist” and faced controversy for a tweet posted in 2016 stating: “Plz Allah give me strength to not cuss/kill these men and white folks out here today.”= [1]

These claims are corroborated on many medias, and even by CBC which reports the citation : = On Feb. 9, Yusra Khogali tweeted, "Plz Allah give me strength to not cuss/kill these men and white folks out here today. Plz plz plz." with a photo of the tweet... Is it possible to have a more reliable source ??!! = [2]

User Malik Shabazz only argue there is “no consensus“ to justify the deletions... without invoking any argument about the veracity of the sources!! Since when users can decide by themselves if a source is good or not ? This is against all principles of neutrality! User Drmies claims there is no censorship, but it is clear that the reasons why any mentions about Yusra Khogali are deleted on this article are only motivated by political correctness as the racist comments of this black activist can be found everywhere on reliable sources on the net...--Flying Tiger (talk) 16:53, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

  • You need to settle down and stop trying to insult people. Accusing me of "political correctness" is just dumb, since this charge of "political correctness" is dumb to begin with. BTW I don't know who Khogali is, nor is he mentioned in the article. And if this is one little thing said by one person from one local chapter, it has no place in a main article. Imagine if we were to insert every dumb comment by some Republican county chairman in the article Republican Party. Drmies (talk) 16:58, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
Here's info re the tweet [3] which as the article states gained more coverage than the event at which she made it. Gandydancer (talk) 17:33, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
Drmis, Khogali is the co-founder of the Canadian chapter of BLM !! This is not an article about BLM USA. This is absolutely not some minor local chapter instead you are a USAcentrist... Try to inform yourself instead of deleting what you do not understand --Flying Tiger (talk) 17:37, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
This issue has been discussed previously. My view remains the same: Khogali doesn't appear to be a particularly important figure for BLM - she's a chapter co-founder and most of the coverage of her deals with this event. We have little else beyond that. This edit also doesn't cite any criticism, despite being in the "criticism" section. Nblund talk 17:40, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

Explanation for an uncalled for revert[edit]

I recently made an uncalled for revert here, by Gonzafer001 (talk · contribs). When I originally saw this change I messed up and clicked on [rollback (VANDAL)] instead of [rollback (AGF)], which did not prompt for a reason to revert.

If Gonzafer001 (talk · contribs) believes that my revert should be undone then we should have a discussion about the change here first, as it is a controversial change for some people.

To be clear, if I were to have a do over I would still revert this edit. This is because this is both disputed content, and we also don't typically add information to infoboxes before the main article. This way infoboxes are less cluttered with footnotes. Perryprog (talk) 01:02, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Semi-Protected edit request[edit]

In section 1.1, Earlier movements, the Civil Rights Movement should be capitalized.

Dragonballzeke (talk) 20:33, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 30 April 2019[edit]

Please copy the changes from this diff: [4] (talk) 19:02, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

 Done. Thanks for the help! --Jayron32 19:07, 30 April 2019 (UTC)