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Black Hole is a Racist Term Says Commissioner

Hits: 56609 | Rating: (3.1) | Category: Science | Added by: fancylad
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Male, 30-39, Southern US
 78 Posts
Saturday, July 19, 2008 1:20:09 AM
P.P.S for your reading pleasure http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r...

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 78 Posts
Saturday, July 19, 2008 1:17:12 AM
So since someone deemed my post too offensive to leave up I shall rewrite my post in a more PC way.
That gentleman who is of african derivation is acting in a very niggardly fashion. He is being so in relation to the usage of a word. He seems to think that that word is his and his alone to be allowed to others with only his approval. As far as the rest of my original post....It still stands. Just not on this website which thinks that certain things are bad for people to hear. It's always humorous to see the regular people kowtow to the elite who make up the new social taboos every generation. It is unacceptable in this day and age to say certain things in today's society because someone might not like it. Do you know that at one time it was unacceptable for a man of color to speak to a white woman? Odd how one generation will commit the crimes of a generation past in the name of freedom. P.S. If you want to bring up the subject of race violence....Anyone remember the L.A. riots?

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12381 Posts
Saturday, July 19, 2008 12:35:13 AM
To clarify the "black sheep" thing:

Wool used to be one of the biggest economic areas in England. English wool was a major export product and also extensively used in England itself, because it's cold here in winter. It was a big part of the country.

Black wool (which wasn't always actually black) was fairly common but far less expensive because, as pointed out, at the time it wasn't possible to dye it. Black wool wasn't taxed, whereas white wool was, which increased the price difference even more. Black wool was very firmly associated with lower socioeconomic classes, which was why it wasn't taxed and is the connection with "Baa Baa Black Sheep". Clothing made of white wool or dyed wool was an overt statement of wealth in the increasingly money-orientated England of late medieval times. Black wool was for people of lower class.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 657 Posts
Friday, July 18, 2008 10:18:01 PM

Female, 60-69, Africa
 13 Posts
Friday, July 18, 2008 10:14:14 PM
Dumb Nigga

Male, 30-39, Western US
 3445 Posts
Friday, July 18, 2008 9:35:21 PM
I'm offended by your indifference toward my insensibility!

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 72 Posts
Friday, July 18, 2008 7:23:15 PM
Ok, maybe I'll give you term cause it implies that you're severing time in prison, but you can go to Hell over England. Blackies don't belong there

Male, 30-39, Western US
 222 Posts
Friday, July 18, 2008 6:31:15 PM

So...let me get this straight:

You're saying that a *black* sheep is undesirable just because it's *black*? And that it's better for it to die? And it's undesirable for it not to die? All because it's *black*?

By the way, I find your use of the term "black wool" to be offensive.

Also, your use of the word "England".

...and "term".


Male, 18-29, Europe
 1168 Posts
Friday, July 18, 2008 6:29:40 PM
omg really the word black hole is offensive -.-
STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT COLOURS!!! white people should be complaining about the way certain members of the black skinned community as in gangsters saying white people trying 2 act black are "too white" or othe black people stereotyping the white man to wear a shirt and tie and talk goofily lots of black comedians do this and get away with it, richard pryor did it.. chris rock i believe has done it and they get away with it...

mybe we should contact N.A.S.A and get em to rename it a negro-hole and we can get on with our pc lives

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 72 Posts
Friday, July 18, 2008 5:35:16 PM
I've only read the first two pages, and I didn't see anyone mention the offense to the term black sheep as well. That, like the term black hole, has nothing to do with race either. The term came about in 18-19th century England. Very rarely, a sheep with black wool would be born.
Commercially, those sheep are very undesirable because the wool could not be dyed.

Female, 18-29, Western US
 297 Posts
Friday, July 18, 2008 5:19:55 PM
Pink hole?

Quagmire: "That too sounds sexual!"

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 118 Posts
Friday, July 18, 2008 4:44:57 PM
okay.. this is retarded.. black hole is not a racist term.. neither is black sheep.. black sheep is a negative thing because black wool was used much less often so they were less desirable.. deal with it. i wonder if this guy even went to school

you know the only reason issues like this exist are because people like him decide to go all batty about stupid things.. and no i didnt use the term batty in a negative way because bats are black..

Male, 13-17, Western US
 264 Posts
Friday, July 18, 2008 4:44:17 PM
Thursday, July 17, 2008 6:59:40 PM
readme08 from the southern US... Surprise surprise... Americans are getting dumber by the minute. No matter what colour they are. See... We've got this black dude on vid at one end of the scale and we've got readme08 representing the other team of stupidididity. Hooray for diversity!

Yes every American is an idiot and all Europeans are perfect and never say anything stupid (SARCASM)

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 289 Posts
Friday, July 18, 2008 3:13:16 PM
that guy is just making black people look bad.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Friday, July 18, 2008 1:59:37 PM
And this is getting 'national attention'? Imbeciles!! You know who you are.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1156 Posts
Friday, July 18, 2008 1:44:20 PM
These far left Liberals are getting way out of hand.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 665 Posts
Friday, July 18, 2008 1:28:53 PM
black holes are holes that are black.

black people are humans that are brown.

which one owns the color?

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 249 Posts
Friday, July 18, 2008 1:17:42 PM
wow... i never even thought about 'black hole' being racist. its a hole that is black. people just look for stuff to complain about. ugh

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 3156 Posts
Friday, July 18, 2008 12:56:52 PM
What are you telling me for? I know why they're called black holes.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1850 Posts
Friday, July 18, 2008 11:46:47 AM
perhaps overman (this is just a guess) because their black but then again that makes to much sense

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 3156 Posts
Friday, July 18, 2008 11:35:02 AM
I say we launch him into one and see if he can figure out for himself why it's called a black hole.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1004 Posts
Friday, July 18, 2008 10:48:15 AM
That guy needs to be shot. I am f-cking serious. He is making a complete mockery of the entire civil rights movement and astrophysics at the same time! I didn't even think that was possible!! What the hell are you supposed to call a black hole?! It's black because that's what things are when light cannot escape them, and its a hole, because things fall into it. Black holes have nothing to do with black people, who don't even have black skin - they have brown skin! If you compare yourself to a black hole, you are only insulting yourself. Don't create problems that don't exist. That's exactly what caused racism in the first place - stupid people creating problems that didn't exist!

Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 31 Posts
Friday, July 18, 2008 10:40:51 AM
what the f*ck are they being so sensitive for it's a word. Black people need to understand that not every little thing is racist.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 55 Posts
Friday, July 18, 2008 10:18:29 AM
I will now refuse to use the term black hole as I know see that by doing it I am keeping ethnic minoritys in a state of repression.

From now on I shall use the term 'Area of space where matter of all ethnic varieties, religious persuasions and gender choices may be be unable to escape the oppressive gravitation pull contained therein'.

I hope this helps.

Male, 13-17, Europe
 4702 Posts
Friday, July 18, 2008 10:01:28 AM
You could make a few bad jokes about a "black hole sucking in red giants" here, but I'll avoid it.

In the UK there's controversy over the word "blackboard". Seriously, can we call ANYTHING black?

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