Is "Black Hole" racist? Yes, if you're in Dallas County.

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  1. DaleD

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    God the amount of ignorant people in this country never ceases to astound me.
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    This kind of shit will only get worse if Obama should get in office.
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    Ah-ha! This proves that blacks are uneducatd and know nothing about science!!

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    John Wiley Price & Judge Thomas Jones = DIPSHITS
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    Politicians, ladies and gentleman!

    These are the people handling your tax money and making decisions for you. Aren't we lucky? :marathon:
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    This makes me feel nice and warm about our country's elected leadership.
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    The Oamessiah will take care of this at the federal level for sure.

    We're about to experience racial ultrasensitivity in a few months and I can see it lasting for about.... 4 years. I can feel it in my bones.

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    This story has nothing to do with rape porn, so no.
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    But "African-American Hole" is too much of a mouthful...
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    Hmmm....I don't comprehend how both these people (a judge especially!) can be that ignorant about the basic concept of a "black hole."
    This has to be some kind of practical joke.
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    Yeah, this is crazy and insane, and anyone saying that "black hole" in this context is at all racist is a blind to the realities of race and history, much like those who like claiming that the South seceded for some reason not related to slavery.


    "Black hole" isn't racist and the South seceded primary because they wanted to keep slaves, and them's just the facts.
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    I think these two guys are going to split a very special award...

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    The average joe is pretty ignorant about basic astronomy (says "intergalactic" when they mean "interstellar", asks "What's your sign?", etc...)

    But I still can't believe he's never seen at least one episode of Star Trek...
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    Some various thoughts:

    1. I don't know if this is a question of the black politicians here not knowing what the stellar phenomenon known as a "black hole" is. (Although they may not).

    2. The stellar phenomenon "black hole" isn't the only way that phrase is used. There's also "the black hole of Calcutta," which if they thought the white politician was making a reference to, would at least be somewhat more reasonable for them to think he was doing so for race-related reasons.

    3. From a comment at the link, it seems the department in question is now staffed by a large percentage of African-Americans. That gives rise to the possibility, though remote, that the white official intended a wink-wink, nudge-nudge racial comment, and the twin possibilities that it wasn't unreasonable for the black officials to -- rightly or wrongly -- jump to the conclusion that he meant it that way.

    4. I think that even assuming for arguments sake the white guy had meant the comment in the most harmful way, it would be weak tea, and the black politicians have bigger fish to fry than getting upset over it.

    5. It's amazing how quick people here and at the link tied these random dudes to Obama, even though the only thing they have in common are that they are all black officials.
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    Maybe they had a niggardly education? :unsure:
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    Affuuurmative action, bub.

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    Hey Judge, hey stupid.
    This is a black hole.

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    It's Dallas. :shrug:
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    God you're pathetic. You will say anything to try and twist something into a racial thing.

    The odds are the two idiots had no idea what a black hole meant. The odds are high that none of them had ever heard of the Black Hole of Calcutta. Hell it's not even known if it was a true incident or one made up to smear someone in India.

    People in this country when saying the phrase black hole in a non-scientific manner are talking about things going into the hole and disappearing forever. It's one hell of a stretch to try and say it was racism in action.

    You do this all the time. You do your best to try and show how it could be racially motivated. It's really disgusting how you will take every opportunity to say it could be "racism" when you don't even know the white guy in question. I guess since he is white it's an automatic assumption that it could be racism on his part. Oh sure you try and make it vague like adding in a bunch of numbers but everyone can see right through that crap and realize you're pushing number three.

    Did I mention it was pathetic of you?
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    Not buying it.....anyone ignorant enough to have never heard the term "black hole" would not likely know about "the black hole of Calcutta."

    Regardless, I myself am very offended by:

    bad snowstorms being called "whiteouts"

    Billy Idol's song "White Wedding"

    and covering something up should never be "whitewash"

    and don't get me started on "White Sale." :(
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    What are you trying to say? Are you trying to say it was pathetic of him?
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    If you look at what I actually said, it should be clear that a) I don't think this was racism in action and b) even in the worst case scenario that it was, it's something that should have been shrugged off.

    In case it wasn't clear enough:

    I don't think it was racism in action. I doubt that the guy had race at all in mind to use the term "black hole."

    I only meant to say that it's not impossible that either the guy did have race in mind, and that the black officials might have reasonably jumped to a conclusion.

    Contrast that, with, say Omarossa trying to make something racial out of a contestant using the "pot calling the kettle black" phrase, when it's clear from the context that she hadn't that in mind. She clearly was doing so to get under the contestants skin.

    As for having heard of "the black hole of Calcutta," it's an older phrase than stellar black holes. I'm sure some people will think of it before the other one.

    I admittedly don't know the white guy in question, nor do I know the black officials in question. Same with (presumably) everyone here. That doesn't stop anyone from speculating on what they were thinking or not thinking.

    Again, I don't assume that the white guy was being racist or racially minded.

    As for my patheticness, why not address my points rather than resort to ad hominems?
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    I weep for the future of this nation. :(

    I think the movie "Idiocracy" should be considered a documentary.
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    Do they know the words, singularity or event horizon? As in, "Our office is a singularity of a shit hole. "
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    This would have never happened in the black comunity in the north.
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