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Deberg_1990
08-02-2008, 08:26 AM
Good lord, when will this insanity end???? How about we just get rid of the word "Black"?





http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,380143,00.html

DALLAS — What do "black hole," "angel food cake," and "devil's food cake" have in common?

They're all racist terms, says a Dallas County, Texas, official.

A county commissioners' meeting this week over traffic tickets turned into a tense discussion over race when one commissioner said the county's collections office was like a certain astronomical phenomenon.

"It sounds like Central Collections has become a black hole," Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield, who is white, said during the Monday meeting.

One black official demanded an apology, and Commissioner John Wiley Price, who also is black, said that type of language is unacceptable.

At the meeting, Mayfield said he intended his comments to be taken in the context of the scientific meaning, and became upset that he was being misunderstood.

In astronomy, the term black hole refers to a star that has collapsed upon itself, creating something so dense and small that it does not have any physical properties besides a gravitational force so great that even light cannot escape its pull.

Later, Price told MyFOXdfw.com that he believed it and other terms were racist.

"So if it's 'angel food cake,' it's white. If it's 'devil's food cake,' it's black. If you're the 'black sheep of the family,' then you gotta be bad, you know. 'White sheep,' you're okay. You know?" Price said.

Price said people should watch their words when it comes to stereotypes.

"I think people should always be careful. You know, I'm okay if I'm 'bartering' with you. ... But if I try to 'Jew you down,' Oooooh. Is that racist? I thought it meant the same thing? No, maybe it doesn't."

The world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking might have a solution to the problem over perception of the astronomical term. He refers to the phenomenon as "a singularity."





Here is the video of the meeting:


http://www.townhall.com/video/FoxLocal/2085_0710johnwiley1

milkman
08-02-2008, 08:30 AM
I didn't click on the video link.

Does it fade to black?

Ebolapox
08-02-2008, 08:36 AM
OMG RIPOSTE!

Baby Lee
08-02-2008, 08:41 AM
OMG RIPOSTE!

He's auditioning for Best Couple Weeks Ago Ever.

KcMizzou
08-02-2008, 09:31 AM
I didn't click on the video link.

Does it fade to black?Just to be safe, I'd call it really dark gray.

Bwana
08-02-2008, 09:49 AM
Wow, play the victim much?

listopencil
08-02-2008, 09:54 AM
This is a dark time in the history of our great nation.

listopencil
08-02-2008, 09:54 AM
This is a dark time in the history of our great nation.


Racist!

Mr. Flopnuts
08-02-2008, 09:57 AM
We've done this to ourselves. When you coddle a child throwing a temper tantrum, they become adults that throw temper tantrums. Black, white, brown, red, yellow, whatever. We've brought this shit on ourselves. Now, I originally typed white first, but figured that would be racist. However, when I changed it to black first it still sounds racist because after all, I am talking about temper tantrums and only a racist would type black first when talking about temper tantrums. However, if I typed white first then I must be a racist for putting white ahead of black. Are you picking up what I'm laying down? I know you are..........

listopencil
08-02-2008, 10:05 AM
You've just convicted yourself of a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thoughtcrime, Mr. Flopnuts.

milkman
08-02-2008, 10:10 AM
OMG RIPOSTE!

Repost?

That's a black mark for DeBerg.

Chiefaholic
08-02-2008, 10:14 AM
Anything to make a name for yourself. Those comments were in no way, shape, or form racially motivated. The only thing gained from this is media coverage for the little attention whore. The next time he runs for office, people will recognize his name on the ticket. Hopefully this time people will wise up and vote for somebody who's primary goals are to improve the community, rather than disgrace his city and race with rediculous accusations.

bishop_74
08-02-2008, 10:17 AM
Didn't we just have this heated debate a couple of weeks ago?

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=187110&highlight=black+hole

kstater
08-02-2008, 10:38 AM
Didn't we just have this heated debate a couple of weeks ago?

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=187110&highlight=black+hole

You'll have to forgive Deberg, apparently he gets his news via PonyExpress.

Baby Lee
08-02-2008, 10:46 AM
Didn't we just have this heated debate a couple of weeks ago?

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=187110&highlight=black+hole

Didn't we just point this out a couple of hours ago? ROFL

Deberg_1990
08-02-2008, 11:14 AM
Repost?

That's a black mark for DeBerg.

Forgive me guys.

Definately a black day in Chiefsplanet history.

OnTheWarpath58
08-02-2008, 03:06 PM
Heh.

YouTube - Code Black

Otter
08-02-2008, 03:07 PM
How do these people look at themselves in the morning without wanting to suck on a .44 gun barrel and have a monkey pull the trigger?

Good Lord, have some dignity.

Frazod
08-02-2008, 03:18 PM
I sure hope the earth is never devoured by an African-American hole. LMAO

Fairplay
08-02-2008, 03:26 PM
The CNN series "Black in America"

had staggering statistics on the black race in America. I mean they were totally exposed.

These statistics compared to the other races on crime, single mothers, drug usage, prison ratio, education, drop out rate...just on and on.

It was basically telling African Americans what they are doing to themselves, hear that wutamuss? With black Americans on the program saying that the black community needs to change. Things will not change unless we change they said.

I 100 percent agree with that statement.

OnTheWarpath58
08-02-2008, 03:28 PM
The CNN series "Black in America"

had staggering statistics on the black race in America. I mean they were totally exposed.

These statistics compared to the other races on crime, single mothers, drug usage, prison ratio, education, drop out rate...just on and on.

It was basically telling African Americans what they are doing to themselves, hear that wutamuss? With black Americans on the program saying that the black community needs to change. Things will not change unless we change they said.

I 100 percent agree with that statement.

I could be wrong, but everything I've ever heard from Roger agrees with that assessment, that some members of the black community are doing it to themselves. He's all for personal responsibility.

Did I miss something? Or am I completely, 100% off base?

Ari Chi3fs
08-02-2008, 04:00 PM
The CNN series "Black in America"

had staggering statistics on the black race in America. I mean they were totally exposed.

These statistics compared to the other races on crime, single mothers, drug usage, prison ratio, education, drop out rate...just on and on.

It was basically telling African Americans what they are doing to themselves, hear that MicJones? With black Americans on the program saying that the black community needs to change. Things will not change unless we change they said.

I 100 percent agree with that statement.

FYP

Dick Bull
08-02-2008, 04:02 PM
Dammit

I've tried to keep racism from my kids minds.

Unfortunately, he got a black crayola and put it on a piece of paper.

I thought it was a scene from night turns out he painted the page with racism.

last I heard he's getting sued and everyone is to boycott darkness

OnTheWarpath58
08-02-2008, 04:04 PM
FYP

Bingo.

Case of mistaken identity?

wutamess
08-02-2008, 05:10 PM
I could be wrong, but everything I've ever heard from Roger agrees with that assessment, that some members of the black community are doing it to themselves. He's all for personal responsibility.

Did I miss something? Or am I completely, 100% off base?

Actually, you're 100% ON BASE.
He's an idiot that (unsuccessfully) tries to get my panties in a bunch. I ignore his idiotic posts because he's too dumb to realize that I'm for what he's for.

So as in the words of Jay-Z, I stick with...
"Don't argue with fools because people from a distance can't tell who is who".

KcMizzou
08-02-2008, 05:13 PM
Actually, you're 100% ON BASE.
He's an idiot that (unsuccessfully) tries to get my panties in a bunch. I ignore his idiotic posts because he's too dumb to realize that I'm for what he's for.

So as in the words of Jay-Z, I stick with...
"Don't argue with fools because people from a distance can't tell who is who"."Never argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level, and beat you with experience."

wutamess
08-02-2008, 05:13 PM
Dammit

I've tried to keep racism from my kids minds.

Unfortunately, he got a black crayola and put it on a piece of paper.

I thought it was a scene from night turns out he painted the page with racism.

last I heard he's getting sued and everyone is to boycott darkness

DARKNESS IS SPREADING!!!

http://www.indcjournal.com/archives/RickJames.jpg

JuicesFlowing
08-02-2008, 05:15 PM
THE OAKLAND RAIDERS ARE RACISTS!!!!!!!!!!

wutamess
08-02-2008, 05:16 PM
THE OAKLAND RAIDERS ARE RACISTS!!!!!!!!!!


That's originally what I thought it was about until I read about Texas. Didn't read past that point.

JuicesFlowing
08-02-2008, 05:18 PM
That's originally what I thought it was about until I read about Texas. Didn't read past that point.

Me too, actually. Any excuse to dump on Oakland works for me though.

Fairplay
08-02-2008, 05:21 PM
Plus this report on the statistics compared to some of the worst countries in Africa for Aids.

"AIDS in America today is a black disease," says Phill Wilson, founder and CEO of the institute and himself HIV-positive for 20 years. "2006 CDC data tell us that about half of the just over 1 million Americans living with HIV or AIDS are black."

Wait....... 13 percent of americans are black, but have over half the Aids disease in america?

Whats wrong with that picture?

Article: http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/conditions/07/29/black.aids.report/

OnTheWarpath58
08-02-2008, 05:24 PM
Actually, you're 100% ON BASE.
He's an idiot that (unsuccessfully) tries to get my panties in a bunch. I ignore his idiotic posts because he's too dumb to realize that I'm for what he's for.

So as in the words of Jay-Z, I stick with...
"Don't argue with fools because people from a distance can't tell who is who".


Thought so. Thanks for confirming.

wutamess
08-02-2008, 05:27 PM
Plus this report on the statistics compared to some of the worst countries in Africa for Aids.

"AIDS in America today is a black disease," says Phill Wilson, founder and CEO of the institute and himself HIV-positive for 20 years. "2006 CDC data tell us that about half of the just over 1 million Americans living with HIV or AIDS are black."

Wait....... 13 percent of americans are black, but have over half the Aids disease in america?

Whats wrong with that picture?

Article: http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/conditions/07/29/black.aids.report/


:hmmm: I'm still trying to figure out who he's trying to convince?
Starting to think he's racist.

Fairplay
08-02-2008, 05:29 PM
:hmmm: I'm still trying to figure out who he's trying to convince?
Starting to think he's racist.



Just posting the stats "bro" just the stats.

Are you saying the stats are racist? Simple answer...Yes, or No?

Fairplay
08-02-2008, 05:32 PM
:hmmm: I'm still trying to figure out who he's trying to convince?
Starting to think he's racist.



It's so easy to play the race card isn't it?

Fairplay
08-02-2008, 05:52 PM
I guess you can't answer a simple yes or no question.

Dude i can pull a lot more statistics out then just that. You can call that one the tip of the iceberg if you will. But i'm trying to help not hurt the problem. Just recognizing there is a problem is the first step. Entender? er.....you jive?

Baby Lee
08-02-2008, 06:12 PM
"Never argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level, and beat you with experience."

Never wrestle a pig, you'll both get muddy and the pig likes it.