Talk:Runoko Rashidi

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It's pretty clear either the subject himself or an "admirer" has written this article. The seperate sections on each of his bizarre assertions are completely unnecessary. --J3d3md4ss3in3 (talk) 00:15, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Afrocentrism = pseudo-science..!![edit]

  • This is a article of pseudo-science and not real..!!(afromerdism/simiosujos..)!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:21, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Recommend deletion[edit]

There are no sources writing about Rashidi and his contributions except his own website. There is a lack of information about him from reliable third-party sources. I think the article should be deleted.Parkwells (talk) 00:54, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Critique unreferenced section in a BLP[edit]

BLP should be given extra attention. An article of a living person dominated by just as much critique as content and high up in the article is unacceptable. If there are no references the section should be deleted. It has all kinds of claims and no ref to back it up. Moreover, there is already a similar critique With ref in the lead. So the section serves no function.--Inayity (talk) 09:26, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

On a related note I do not think mainstream anything bothers to even consider Rashidi notable enough to even refute him. Even the ref given only one mentions his work by name. They are indirect refutation of his arguments not directed at him and his work. This means the critique section was OR I have heard of Rashidi many times for many years, so I know he deserves a wiki article, but the ref to his work (3rd party etc) are paper thin, no wonder people question deleting the page. --Inayity (talk) 10:32, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
I'm happy with the removal, I was careful to explain my reasons for reinstating it. You seem to be correct about the mainstream not thinking it's worthwhile bothering about him. I think we have a new editor with a pov (and most of us have one but know about NPOV) who doesn't understand how we work, I just removed a huge amount of copyvio from another article he's edited. Dougweller (talk) 11:28, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

these references are not directed to Runoko[edit]

I might have mentioned this before but these ref are not directed to Runoko but to the general argument he is using, hence they cannot be used in a WP:BIO.Robert Jurmain, Lynn Kilgore, Wenda Trevathan, and Harry Nelson. Introduction to Physical Anthropology. 9th edn (Canada: Thompson Learning, 2003).Jump up ^ "Genetic Evidence on the Origin of Indian Caste Populations". CSH Genome Research. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. March 22, 2001.--Inayity (talk) 21:16, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

Owen 'Alik Shahadah[edit]

A discussion thread about the reliability and notability of this author and his pages is taking place at Wikipedia:Neutral point of view/Noticeboard#Owen 'Alik Shahadah, please comment there so we can get a final consensus. Rupert Loup (talk) 12:05, 5 October 2015 (UTC)