Talk:Reactions to the assassination of John F. Kennedy

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Citations[edit]

I'm currently rewriting the article and adding the necessary citations, as I feel that it doesn't have enough. – SNIyer12, (talk), 15:52, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

What you need to do is stop writing or editing this article entirely, as you are incapable or both adhering to NPOV and refraining from extraneous nonsense about 9/11. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.223.236.194 (talk) 17:16, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

Missing positive reactions[edit]

This article doesn't seem to mention the positive reactions to Kennedy's assassination, focusing only on the mourning and tributes. As a famous example of a positive reaction, but certainly not the only one, see this, from Malcolm X:

On December 1, 1963, when asked for a comment about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X said that it was a case of "chickens coming home to roost". He added that "chickens coming home to roost never did make me sad; they've always made me glad."[1] The New York Times wrote, "in further criticism of Mr. Kennedy, the Muslim leader cited the murders of Patrice Lumumba, Congo leader, of Medgar Evers, civil rights leader, and of the Negro girls bombed earlier this year in a Birmingham church. These, he said, were instances of other 'chickens coming home to roost'."[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Malcolm X Scores U.S. and Kennedy". The New York Times. December 2, 1963. p. 21. Retrieved October 2, 2014. (Subscription required (help)). 

Surely around the United States and the world, others beside Malcolm X celebrated Kennedy's death. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 23:24, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

@Malik Shabazz: I would think so. I've found reports of school children in the South cheering (e.g. [1][2][3][4]), but haven't been able to track down anything discussing anyone as prominent as Malcom X. -Location (talk) 00:57, 31 July 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for those sources, Location. It makes a lot of sense that some white people in the South, even if they were Democrats (as most were), might not be so quick to mourn a president who had recently begun to take sides more forcefully on the civil rights issue. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 02:09, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

Soviet reaction[edit]

How is it possible that this article contains not a single reference to or mention of the Soviet Union's reaction to Kennedy's assassination? Italia2006 (talk) 02:58, 27 October 2017 (UTC)