Talk:Haile Selassie

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This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Haile Selassie page.

This article was preserved after a vote for its deletion. See its archived VfD entry for details. —LrdChaos (talk) 16:02, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Removed copyvio text[edit]

I've removed the text originally copied to this article because it was apparently copied verbatim from H.I.M. Haile Selassie I, from, as could be seen by the identical introductory text. The speech itself may not be covered by copyright, and may be able to be transwikied to Wikisource. (See s:Portal:Speeches/Copyright for more information.) Interested editors can use the page history to extract the speech text (without the copyvio intro) for this purpose. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 08:58, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

Added sources[edit]

I've now added preliminary sources for all the current quotes in this article. They aren't completely satisfactory, but I hope they'll do for now until we can get better ones. In particular, the website has a 525k Alexa rating, which is insufficiently reliable, but it does offer the full text without unmarked editorializing, unlike the website. The Harvard Rhetorical Society page comes from the Harvard Computer Society (Alexa rank 1039), but it includes an attribution of the material to "William Safire's Lend me Your Ears (Cobbett Corp., 1997)", which doesn't make clear whether only the prefacing paragraph is what is excerpted, or if the entire webpage, which includes both an "Edited Speech" and a "Full-Length Speech" section, is pulled from the book. (That's a rather disappointing ambiguity coming from such a prestigious university.) ~ Jeff Q (talk) 08:36, 24 November 2006 (UTC)


These require citations to adequate sources before being placed into the main article.
  • Misguided people sometimes create misguided ideas. Some of my ancestors were Oromo. How can I colonize myself?
    • This was removed from a section for "Disputed" as it had no citation at all — and what relatively few incidents I have found elsewhere on the internet give no clearly reliable citations, some clearly wrong ones, and on the whole very little or clearly incorrect info as to where it originated. ~ Kalki·· 23:47, 22 July 2019 (UTC) + tweak