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Old 08-02-2008, 09:26 AM  
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Texas County Official calls Term 'Black Hole' racist

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/FoxLoc...0710johnwiley1

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Old 08-02-2008, 09:30 AM   #2
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I didn't click on the video link.

Does it fade to black?
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:36 AM   #3
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:41 AM   #4
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:31 AM   #5
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I didn't click on the video link.

Does it fade to black?
Just to be safe, I'd call it really dark gray.
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:49 AM   #6
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Wow, play the victim much?
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:54 AM   #7
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:54 AM   #8
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:57 AM   #9
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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..........
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:05 AM   #10
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You've just convicted yourself of a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thoughtcrime, Mr. Flopnuts.
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:10 AM   #11
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:14 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:17 AM   #13
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Didn't we just have this heated debate a couple of weeks ago?

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Old 08-02-2008, 11:38 AM   #14
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Didn't we just have this heated debate a couple of weeks ago?

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Old 08-02-2008, 11:46 AM   #15
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Didn't we just have this heated debate a couple of weeks ago?

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