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Is "black hole" a racially insensitive term?

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posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 06:54 PM
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Is "black hole" a racially insensitive term?


blogs.chron.com

A special meeting about Dallas County traffic tickets turned tense and bizarre this afternoon.

County commissioners were discussing problems with the central collections office that is used to process traffic ticket payments and handle other paperwork normally done by the JP Courts.

Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield, who is white, said it seemed that central collections "has become a black hole" because paperwork reportedly has become lost in the office.

Commissioner John Wiley Price, who is black, interrupted him with a loud "Excuse me!" He then corrected his colleague, saying the office has become a "white hole."

That prompted Judge Thomas Jones, who is black, to demand an apology from Mayfield for his racially insensitive analogy.

Mayfield shot back that it was a figure of speech and a science term.

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posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 06:54 PM
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yup...

Its madness season...


I would say more, but, im just not going to comment on this...

I might be too insensitive...

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posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 06:56 PM
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well Its Black and its a Hole in Space
lets call it the spacehole

or the hole thats black
but not a black hole but a hole in space



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 06:59 PM
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This is the result of the Faith-based Science program in Texas. How the hell can he not know that analogy?!? I've used it a couple of times in front of black people and they didn't bat a fricken eye-lash. Maybe people are just saner up here because of the cold, the heat must've fried some brains down south...

[edit on 10-7-2008 by sardion2000]



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 06:59 PM
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I heard that black holes really aren't black but just a very, very, very, dark grey. Black is the absence of color and if you look closely at a dark grey hole you will see just a hint of mauve.



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 07:08 PM
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Originally posted by whaaa
I heard that black holes really aren't black but just a very, very, very, dark grey.



I think i got an idea coming on... wait... ok...


Here is the Politicaly correct solutiuon, lets just officaly change the term, "Black hole" to 'Grey hole"... that way everyone will be happy... right...

And heres a bounus thought, who thinks that Rev. Jaskson is going to jump all over this, to try to distract from his BHO remarks...



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 07:12 PM
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The minute I read this I thought reversed racism.

The term black hole has been around as an object that swallows up a big deal. For someone to take that concept and turn it into a racist comment they need to already be in a racist train of thought. Yes, I'm saying that the judge himself is the racist... or at least overly sensitive.

If that poor lawyer spends his spare time reading science mags then that would be his first reference to something that swallows a lot. If he hadn't had a moral blockade his reference would probably have been some porn star



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 07:18 PM
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Is there something in the water or what? A black hole is black because it absorns light and looks like the color black. It's also a place from where things can't escape (although that's another thread entirely).

If people are seeing racist comments in otherwise benign comments, it is they with the problem.

With him referring to it as a "white hole", just WTF is he on about?

[edit on 10-7-2008 by mirageofdeceit]



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 07:28 PM
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If black hole is "racially insensitive", then what are we going to call white noise?? What about "red zone"?

That's pretty silly! The word black is a color. It's has several uses.
It's not ALWAYS about race.



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 07:32 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
If black hole is "racially insensitive", then what are we going to call white noise?? What about "red zone"?


"White Noise" is what some of my black friends call country music!!



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 07:52 PM
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A little local flavor if I may. As a long time resident of Dallas Co. I can tell you that JWP is a race baiter of the highest order. While he’s been behaving himself for the past few years after karate chopping someone (I kid you not), he now seems to be ready to go off the deep end again. Today he was going on about how black=bad, and white=good in many instances of vernacular speech, and so he was justified in his objection to the use of the term ‘black hole’. I’m really quite surprised to see this story get global attention, then again perhaps not.

yea, yea edit

[edit on 10-7-2008 by resistor]



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 08:04 PM
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I personally have never seen a "Black" person before.I have seen brown people and what you might call "Malado" people(people with both races in their heritage.)I have also seen people with what you would say is olive complexion such as the Latino culture and of course myself being Caucasian I would not say I have "White" skin....the whole thing is asinine.People of all races need to get over themselves and realize we are all human beings. So tired of it all.

[edit on 7/10/2008 by CaptGizmo]



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 08:11 PM
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What a bunch of crap!!!

Here is another example of a heated response shot off by a narrow minded fool who clearly can't think fast in the heat of the moment.

When in doubt, play the race card. Make the white guy feel ashamed for what his ancestors did.

Enough.



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 08:15 PM
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There should be a lower limit of intellect and emotional stability below which no office holder may fall. IMO, that's a lot of baggage to be bringing into a position of public trust.



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 08:16 PM
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Well some cultural groups change their names every few years anyways. A few years ago it was negro, then it became colored, then black, now it is often African American or people of color. Lets just give it some time before changing all the books.



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 08:34 PM
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I think it's pretty clear this guy is an idiot, trying to score political points with fellow idiots.

I'm as anti-racist as they get, but this complaint has no basis in reality



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 08:37 PM
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