Thursday, July 10

You are such a black hole

During a meeting of dallas county commissioners, a white guy said that central collections "had become a black hole" cause they are always losing stuff. Seems fairly benign to me. That's practically the definition of a black hole, an area where nothing, not even light can get out. Well if that's what you thought you would be quite mistaken. Another commissioner who is black interrupted him with a loud "excuse me" and said it had become a "white hole" after which a judge, also black, demanded the white guy apologize for a racially insensitive remark.

The first thought that comes to mind is laughter because this is so ridiculous, but the second thought is sadness because it is true. So either these 2 are such idiots that they don't know what a black hole, which seems impossible, but then again judges and county commissioners are made of such stuff. Or else so prejudiced that they look for any possible reason to start a race discussion. In either case they ought to be fired, but we all know that if anyone will suffer any consequences from this it will be the white guy.

The word black hole obviously has nothing to do with race, it has nothing to do with human beings at all. It is simply an area that is completely black because is no light. Should we just excise the use of the word black from the language. From now on you don't have a black eye, you have purple eye, and you can't get blackened chicken you have to get charred chicken. you can't have a black lab, you need to have a lab devoid of color, or possibly a lab of color i'm not sure which. Next time i hear someone mention a whiteout i'm to indignantly ask if doesn't mean blackout. And if someone mentions a white dwarf i'll correct him and say it's a black dwarf. NO, wait, a black little person.