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Merger discussion for Monotypic taxon and Monospecificity
Articles that you have been involved in editing—Monotypic taxon and Monospecificity—have been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Nessie (talk) 18:40, 17 August 2017 (UTC)
Slavery by Another Name
Help me. (I have come to you several times in the past ten years when someone is being stupid.) Slavery by Another Name is a book about the reenslavement of African Americans during and after Reconstruction through the penal system. Principally they were 'employed' in industrial operations in Birmingham, Alabama. I put this up on the page for that city. Two people have reverted the sentence I posted summarizing the book. I didn't read the profile of one of them; the other is a conservative Christian southerner who is surely embarrassed to read this history. What precedes the sentence I posted is unsourced drivel about 'economic opportunity', which is certainly partisan in its defense of the South.
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Liberal Republican listed at Redirects for discussion
An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Liberal Republican. Since you had some involvement with the Liberal Republican redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. - CHAMPION (talk) (contributions) (logs) 03:50, 18 October 2017 (UTC)