Talk:Diane Black

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Racist e-mail[edit]

I have removed, twice now, a large paragraph with a bunch of quotes to one moment on one source, CNN. This issue is adequately covered now on this WP:BLP. To make half of this article about one incident by a staffer violates WP:WEIGHT and WP:NPOV. -->David Shankbone 18:30, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

This event made world news, not just local or national - so the weight of adding two African American experts opinions on the matter is warranted. You are removing the only black opinion offered on an attack on blacks. Severely POV on your part. Scribner (talk) 18:41, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
If you feel strongly, tag the article but don't continue with edit warring. We'll seek consensus from other editors if need be. Scribner (talk) 18:44, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
It was a staffer, not the subject of the article, and we hardly need 3 paragraphs of "expert" analysis to tell us that was a disgusting thing for the staffer to do. WP:UNDUE definitely applies here.--SarekOfVulcan (talk) 19:54, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
The dispute is over Senator Black's response, not the email itself. You removed information that was never being disputed. Scribner (talk) 19:59, 18 June 2009 (UTC
You've removed the only black opinion in a racial attack on blacks. At the very least the first of the three paragraphs should be re-added. Scribner (talk) 20:05, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Racist staffer was idiot. Racist staffer was reprimanded. Where's there a story here? --SarekOfVulcan (talk) 20:08, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
The issue is that a reprimand isn't a strong enough action. The staffer should have been fired. The TN GOP has a history of racism, that's why this gains more importance than a singular event. To remove the only opinion offered by black about an attack on blacks is wholesale POV.
Let's consider at least this addition:
CNN's AMERICAN MORNING covered the email controversy, interviewing an African American sociologist and a political strategist. Michael Eric Dyson is a sociology professor at Georgetown University and Ron Christie, a former V.P. Cheney aide, is a Republican strategist. Both men agreed Sherri Goforth should be terminated.[1] Scribner (talk) 20:15, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
But who cares if these people think she should have been fired? Wikipedia doesn't try to advocate proper employer-employee relations. This is also POV-pushing, since you aren't arguing that there are many people who think she should not be fired. You just want it stated she should be fired. That's not how we do things on here. -->David Shankbone 20:17, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Translation: we have a slow news day, so we'll toss up a couple of talking heads to make everyone feel good. --SarekOfVulcan (talk) 20:18, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
To omit expert opinions on this, particularly since your censoring the only black opinion on a racial attack on black is wholesale POV. Scribner (talk) 20:23, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
If the subject of the article had sent out that email, I'd say you were completely justified in putting it in. But she told her employee that she did the wrong thing, so as far as Diane Black's article is concerned, end of story. --SarekOfVulcan (talk) 20:26, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
This reminds me of Jon Stewart's "Senior Black Correspondent" who weighs in on behalf of the African-American community. Funny for the Daily Show; inappropriate for Wikipedia. -->David Shankbone 20:29, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

"...end of story." Hardly, maybe the end of your association with the story. I'll re-add the first paragraph tomorrow and remove the tag. Scribner (talk) 20:48, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Re-adding material that two editors have already stated should not be added would be going against consensus, will be removed, and may cause you to be blocked. This just is not worth it. -->David Shankbone 20:58, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
If doing the right thing gets me blocked, I need to be blocked. If this needs to go to mediation, then that's what will happen. Scribner (talk) 21:01, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Sounds good. --Tom (talk) 14:57, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
I've removed the POV tag I placed a few day ago. The section seems adequate at this point. Scribner (talk) 17:12, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
Hopefully you will be blocked soon as you wanted. --Tom (talk) 20:00, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
You're tagging a section that has gained consensus of three editors, one an administrator. You haven't stated your objection to the section other than to repeatedly place a POV tag on it and hope for me being blocked. What's your objection to the section? Scribner (talk) 20:46, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

(outdent) I believe I am reverting to the version per the above discussion. Anyways, --Tom (talk) 13:59, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Yes, but since our consensus another incident occurred with a Tennessee staffer who did get fired, and this event made international news...all in a matter of a couple of days. You still haven't stated any objection to any version. Scribner (talk) 14:14, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
What do others think? I would be happy to defer to them, but it seems that consensus is not with you. I very well could be wrong, but why not let others chime in. We are not the news and also there has to be due weight given and NPOV. To say this is some international story seems like a stretch. Anyways, hopefully more editors will intevene since we seem to not agree. Maybe we should post the section in here and then craft something that reaches consensus? Anyways, --Tom (talk) 14:48, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
This incident did make news in Australia and the UK, so yes it's international, like it or not, that's not debatable. We'll leave it like it is for now. You and David Shankbone seem oddly close on wiki...couldn't help but wonder how you found this event. Scribner (talk) 17:36, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

References

Political beliefs[edit]

I removed some questionable material about some aborted meeting, ect. Maybe if a RS says she is pro or con gay marriage, that would be more appropriate. --Tom (talk) 03:21, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Diane and I moved from Baltimore, Maryland to Nashville, Tennessee in July of 1986 as I joined the faculty of Vanderbilt University. Diane attended Belmont after we moved here and graduated in 1991 with her BS in Nursing. The statement that we moved to Tennessee so she could attend Belmont is not correct and we did not relocate in 1985 as stated.

As a second issue, Diane's staffer who forwarded the Presdient Obama email is not a racist. She forwarded an email that was circulating among staffers at the legislature. Although a mistake the assistant is by no definition a racist and she was disciplined as required by Human Resources policies at the legislature. Although I respect the right of individuals to express opinions I suspect none of the individuals expressing such harsh opinions have ever met Diane or her assistant. Opinions are not necessarily facts and I appreciate the narrative shown that has attempted to at least place this incident into a factual context.

Dave Black — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.210.11.123 (talk) 18:34, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Net Worth[edit]

I'd like to move Black's net worth from the career section into the Personal section. Any objections? -- KeithbobTalk 21:58, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

that was the right move. i have no idea why the IP reverted you. Jytdog (talk) 21:59, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Recent reformatting and edits[edit]

I've made a series of edits to give the article a more traditional format, remove POV section headings for 2-3 sentences, remove adjectives and undue weight given to two political blogs that criticized Black for the Obama incident. An IP has reverted one of my edits and left a note accusing me of owning the article. Therefore I'm calling on any prior editors such as USER:David Shankbone, User:SarekOfVulcan, User:Scribner and User:Jytdog etc. to please examine the article in its current state and make neutral changes as needed. Thanking you in advance. Best, -- KeithbobTalk 22:34, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

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Acting Chairman[edit]

Is she still the acting Chairman? Or has she been given the job officially now that Price has left Congress? 107.145.77.108 (talk) 20:17, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

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