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March 2009[edit]

Information.png Welcome to Wikipedia. The recent edit you made to the page Michele Bachmann has been reverted, as it appears to be unconstructive. Use the sandbox for testing; if you believe the edit was constructive, please ensure that you provide an informative edit summary. You may also wish to read the introduction to editing. Thank you. TravisAF (talk) 12:25, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

Hogan's Hero's and "racist" edits[edit]

IP user's edits, which are limited (as of now) to two edits, one adding wikilinks, and the other changing "African American" to "black" are not "persistent racist vandalism". First, the Hogan's article has historically used the term "black" as well as "African American" to refer to its black/African American cast members. I am not aware of any wikipedia policy that prefers either term. I might also note that "black" is more descriptive in this context, since "African American" might well describe a white individual of African descent, like many South African immigrants to the U.S.

Black is not a pejorative term, and it is not vandalism for a user to make that change without other suggestions of bad faith. I won't change it, because the distinction is meaningless in this instance, but please don't be so hasty to make these reversions in the future, and don't call these edits "vandalism." Shadowjams (talk) 05:01, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Perhaps you should check the article's history before you judge what is and is not a persistent problem. (talk) 05:03, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

[Copied from User talk:Shadowjams]

What exactly am I missing? Is this user sock/meat puppeting? And even if they are, how does this edit remain vandalism? Shadowjams (talk) 05:06, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
And btw, in the context of the show, where, in addition to Americans, there are French and Brits, both countries which have (and had) sizable populations of citizens of African descent, the term AA is much more descriptive. (talk) 05:08, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
Did you mean to write more? I don't understand this response. Shadowjams (talk) 05:13, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
You made one other related edit on May 12, although it has no relation to this IP. One is from California, the other from Kentucky. In both instances you maintained the "African American" phrasing, which again is a deviation from earlier versions of the page. Unless you can articulate some reason why this is problematic, I'm unclear at your reasons for reverting. All of your other Hogan's edits are unrelated to this edit. Shadowjams (talk) 05:13, 17 May 2009 (UTC)