Category talk:African Americans

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Should conservatives follow the liberal convention of categorizing people by their race? Is it necessary, or serve any purpose?

We all know that liberals do that, so as to present statistical evidence of how one particular group or another is helped by their never-ending entitlement programs. And I am not saying to banish the term(s). But I wonder if it isn’t forward-thinking, which conservative’s actually do more of than liberals, IMO, to just stop classifying our leaders in all walks by race? Rice is certainly all-American.

I asked this of Andy, and he agreed, we should not be categorizing people by race. --₮K/Talk 17:02, 10 April 2008 (EDT)

From my understanding of things, if Andy agrees then isn't this issue settled already? Seems the category should be emptied... Aziraphale 17:47, 10 April 2008 (EDT)

Articles should be moved to Category:Americans -- 50 star flag.png User:Deborah (contributions) (talk) 17:55, 10 April 2008 (EDT)

Deborah, Ed and I are currently discussing, and so please don't unilaterally decide what category it will go to, ok? Thanks! --₮K/Talk 18:04, 10 April 2008 (EDT)

I was curious about this. Doesn't it serve a legitimate encyclopedic purpose to have people categorized this way? If, for example, someone wanted to see some famous African-Americans and what they had done, wouldn't a category for that make it hugely easier - the very purpose of categories in the first place?--TomMoore 19:55, 10 April 2008 (EDT)

Conservatives reject racial classifications, affirmative action, quotas, etc. That's obvious. The color of a person's skin is irrelevant. What matters is what he thinks, believes, achieves, and loves.--Aschlafly 20:13, 10 April 2008 (EDT)

Category re-direct

If the cat was eliminated, what purpose is a re-direct? All articles in it were removed. Shouldn't it be deleted? Just wondering....--₮K/Talk 20:19, 10 April 2008 (EDT)

It's a "soft redirect", i.e. a reminder for anyone who mistakenly applies the category. Also, my bot can come around every week or so and recategorize articles tagged this way. --Ed Poor Talk 20:20, 10 April 2008 (EDT)
Great! I just love that editor, Ed of our most efficient, and dedicated editors, IMO. --₮K/Talk 20:22, 10 April 2008 (EDT)