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stephen_s
07-11-2008, 06:55 PM
Commissioner Says 'Black Hole' is Racist Term


Truly unbelievable!
One of the commissioners was talking about parking tickets going into a black hole, meaning that it's disappearing and not being taken care of.

So what are we supposed to call it when stars collapse --they turn into an African-American Hole?

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price is sticking to his comments that the term "black hole," which a colleague used, is racist. Price also says language such as "angel food cake" and "devil's food cake" is also racially insensitive.

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/myfox/pages/News/Politics/Detail;jsessionid=46F5739455CBA98CA557C0D188B77386 ?contentId=6953163&version=8&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=3.14.1&sflg=1

Annette
07-11-2008, 07:04 PM
omg, I guess next thing they'll be dying salt and pepper to be colours other than black and white...

And Stephen, I'd have to say that "African American hole" would be culturally insensitive to those living outside of the Americas....

weblet
07-12-2008, 09:11 AM
Just have to ask G~d to change the color of the universe... Oh. But that would be insensitive to atheists...

jfrenaye
07-12-2008, 09:28 AM
I think he is just a a.s.s. whole!

mercwyn
07-13-2008, 01:04 PM
My bet is that he is or was unaware of the nature of a black hole. Another example of someone getting out of school without any science education. And if I'm wrong then I will go with John! :D

pezmanffx
07-13-2008, 03:33 PM
Geez black is a color. What the hell is he going to call white bread? Does he feel all auto dealers are insensitive because they sell black cars? I swear we need an island to put all of these stupid people on.