Talk:Save the Pearls: Revealing Eden

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If, in the novel, America no longer exists, why do we have an article full of purely American racial terms like "Caucasian" and "African-American"? Tiptoethrutheminefield (talk) 20:50, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

  • It's just something the author chose to put in her book, I suppose. However, please understand that this talk page is not a forum to discuss the novel's merits or lack thereof and all such discussion should be conducted on other websites. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 03:46, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
I'm not talking about the book but the terms used in the article. If the characters (or narrator, if there is one - have not read anything of the book) in the book do not use the terms mentioned above, then I don't think they should be used in the article. For example, if, in the fictional future society portrayed in the book, there is no "America" any more then there are also no "African Americans" any more. So, it cannot be stated in the article that the book depicts "African-Americans", all that can be said is that the book has depictions of what some sources claim are "African-Americans". Tiptoethrutheminefield (talk) 16:48, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • If you want, we can change the term to "white" instead of "caucasian", but the term isn't a purely American one. It's frequently used as a biological classification in general. As far as the African-American term goes, I remember several places using that term in relation to the book. ([1]) I'll change these, if it truly bothers you that much. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 17:13, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Oh- and my forgiveness for thinking that you were discussing the book in general. I remember Foyt's page getting quite a bit of vandalism when the book came out (it was fairly constant for a while), so I couldn't help but get a bit of a reflexive cringe when I saw anything on there and just assumed it was book commentary. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 17:18, 12 October 2014 (UTC)