Talk:Black people

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Black people:

  • Find and add citations to reliable sources.
  • Remove unverifiable material and original research.
  • Show a multi dimensional view of Black people across the world, not merely an American perspective.
  • Remove "undue weight" per WP:CSB and WP:NPOV.
  • Give more information on the diversity of peoples within African, e.g. Khoisan, Bantu, Pygmy, etc.
Priority 2

India and Pakistan[edit]

Here are some references to the black construct in India/Pakistan that I added: Pakistan:

  • William Ackah, Pan-Africanism (1999),, p. 98:"A fascinating insight the programme revealed was that in being rejected by Pakistan, these black Pakistanis sought to look for their identity elsewhere. Their search took them not automatically to Africa the place of their origins, but to the fashion and statements and music of michael Jackson."
  • National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Folk Heritage of Pakistan (1977), p. 78,"Most people outside Pakistan, Mr. Mufti explained, do not know that there are black Pakistanis and none was particularly delighted with the reception this group enjoyed."
  • The Herald, Volume 36, Issues 10-12, p. 113-114 (2005),"Others arrived when the Sultanate of Oman, having captured Zanzibar in eastern... Rather than discouraging prejudice, the authorities have abetted it by remaining silent on the existence of black Pakistanis...positions which reflects an unabating fear of black people by mainstream society...Sheedi's oral history of black Pakistanis which relies for the most part on anecdotal accounts...I proudly say that I'm Baloch. Because when someone from my community calls me a sheedi, they're actually calling me a 'nigger'. Sheedi also knows that the term is derogatory. But unlike Danish, he is determined to disregard racism and build a community instead. Although religion and musical spirituality unite the black community, Sheedi does not think that it's enough. For that reason, he is on a quest to create a physic space for the sheedis to claim as their own."


  • Alice Albinia, Empires of the Indus (2010),, p.50:"it is possible that one of the effects of a hundred years of British rule was the decline in status of black people in India. This deterioration is evident in the way the word 'Sheedi' – which has no plain etymology in Arabic or any Indian language -was interpreted over the centuries..."
  • Ababu Minda Yimene, An African Indian Community in Hyderabad:Siddi Identity, Its Maintenance (2004), p. 211, 'Mr. Hussein paints his face black and wears Siddi clothes during his performance so that no one knows that he is an Indian. The Siddi found his statements ludricious because they consider him as black as any Siddi..."

p. 170:"Popularly known as Siddis, these one time warriors represent Black Power in Hyderabad."

p.200:"The Siddi of Hyderabad are comfortable calling themselves Negroes and are addressed as such both in private and public..."

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Andajara120000 (talkcontribs) 04:31, 5 January 2014‎ (UTC)

Paleopercentage not mentioned[edit]

Non-blacks have a genetic percentage of a. Neanderthal, b. Denisovan, c. Unspecified peoples.

African blacks have also a genetic percentage of Unspecified peoples.

The statistical way to find it is by comparing regions with more differentiation, like for example microsatellites which aren't boosted to evolve for a useful reason that might excuse it.

Of course the Unspecified contribution will always remain problematic, but we should respect all our ancestors and also science.

Semi-protected edit request on 3 August 2019[edit]

I would like to edit the Horn of Africa section. If you don't mind. It has been altered from its original form and I would like to restore the actual information. It had what happened in history, but was deleted by someone who does not realize facts and wants to hide it. HornerWarrior (talk) 21:31, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Not done. Edit requests are for precise change requests to an article. Requests to lower protection level can be made at WP:RFPP. –Deacon Vorbis (carbon • videos) 22:24, 3 August 2019 (UTC)