Talk:Rumor in African American culture

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Despite the link in the article, Wikipedia has no relevant entry. This seems to be a collection of barmy quotes from people who happen to be black, plus a few urban myths that may have been widely circulated in the black community but don't amount to a "black rumour culture". I cannot find any similar articles collecting together urban legends and stupid statements from various people based on skin colour or anything else. What is this entry for? 13:18, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

The "Black Rumor Culture" link was talking about was an unfixed problem from when Silsor moved the article last December from that title to Rumor in African American culture, to match the corresponding Wikipedia article. I've fixed that problem and move the WP box link to "External links". As for the rest, there is a useful discussion on this issue at w:Talk:Rumor in African American culture. It doesn't appear yet to have addressed all the reasonable questions, and we probably need a similar one here with Wikiquote's goals in mind. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 19:38, 10 November 2006 (UTC)


This seems to be another form of racism. I have never seen anything like this that deals with white people so why make one that's supposed to show the black side of things? On top of that why is it so easy for someone to just sit and say that everything mentioned here is just a rumor or an urban legend? With the history of black people can it honestly be said that some of these things mentioned aren't true? The government has long turned it's back on black people and doesn't mind showing it. Speaking on the Katrina situation was one of the lowest things possible. It has already been proven that the design of the levees was the cause of all the water and death so how are comments about it just conspiracy? Would you say that the explosions heard by firemen before the planes hit the twin towers are just a conspiracy? If you weren't there to witness everything going on during Katrina you have no right to speak on it. As far as the AIDS thing is concerned you can't say it's impossible. It's a known fact that the government and other facilities have tested different things on the american public past and present so why is the AIDS injections supposed to be just another rumor? If someone read the info from medical journals and other documentation shouldn't it be considered truth? It doesn't makes sense to try to pull the wool over the people's eyes and make it seem like black people are treated fairly. During Katrina was it supposed to be a normal thing to see so many black people dying? Was watching them suffer for so long normal? When has there been a disaster like Katrina where white people had to wait for days before they got water? When has there ever been white people herded into a stadium and forced to live like animals because no one wanted to help them? The issue of the "Alleged Nicaraguan Contra connection to crack dealers" is ignorant. If cocaine was hard to get before the CIA brought it in then it just was. You can't argue somethin than an entire area of people agree with. Those people live there and know what was or wasn't around them. It's a known fact that the CIA brought in drugs. There are DEA agents who admit to what happened and there's a known link between "Freeway" Ricky Ross and the person he got his coke from who was getting it from the CIA. If you're going to speak on something and call it so called rumors you can at least know what you're talking about. Do some research. I guess you'll be saying next the Iran-Contra thing was fake too. Keep the racism down and bring up the truth —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 09:53, 19 February 2009 (UTC)