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Black Hole is a Racist Term Says Commissioner

Hits: 56610 | Rating: (3.1) | Category: Science | Added by: fancylad
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Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 892 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 9:38:26 PM



i have no other words. *facepalm*

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1378 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 9:36:48 PM
Lookout..dark matter is next on the list.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1850 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 9:26:15 PM
hes a real life troll

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 11735 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 9:12:43 PM
That is total crap, just a bunch of stupid morons jumping on everything they can to stir up $hit. That is about as racist as a jar of jelly.

It's a scientific term for an object that is BLACK. It was a hole that is black long before there were people on this earth. What should we call it now? An African American hole? If we do, what about people of color from other nations? They'll get offended for being left out.

Get the f*ck over it, that's pathetic.

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 2175 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 9:08:25 PM
how can they even be serious? whast do they want us to call it, dark hole? black hole is what it is, no light can escape from it. abcense of light = the color black. black hole = black -_-

Male, 30-39, Western US
 222 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 9:07:21 PM

My Liberian friend, who actually *is* African-American, does NOT prefer the term. He is black. So is another fellow I know from Zambia (I think)...he, also, is *black*, and will correct you if you call him African-American.

Also...funny story...I was in London with a couple of colleagues, and we were meeting with a team over there...one of the guys there was black. One of my fellow Americans referred to him as African-American about three times before the guy said <British accent ON>, "Why do you keep calling me African-American? I am neither!". Good times...good times.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 5304 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 9:06:42 PM
^ lol Primetimekin

Female, 13-17, Canada
 25 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 9:04:50 PM
K wow I don't even think this is justifiable.
Isn't it just called black hole because well ... it's black in color ?
I'm pretty sure we'd call it pink hole if it was pink.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 222 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 9:01:22 PM
Grossen, I guess if they covered over the trail of the money that was disappearing, they could just whitewash the whole matter.

Furthermo......PFFFTTT!!!!! WTF?!?! White-what?!?! That was entirely inappropriate of me, and as a white man, I, here and now, demand an apology from myself!

I crack me up.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 453 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 8:53:04 PM
Myxgyglplx, that's why the term African-American isn't PC anymore. Not everyone who's black comes from Africa, nor are they all Americans.
These commissioners are just trying to start trouble. They know that by starting this up as an issue, they'll gain enough support to make one white guy, perhaps all white guys, look foolish.
"We never thought of Black Hole as a racial slur. It's not even necessarily a bad thing, it's just that the name is so damned appropriate."
"Yeah, well I bet you'll think again, white devil, as soon as we sue the astrophysicists who came up with such a hateful term."
This all started because a guy remarked that the money wasn't going anywhere? Just kind of fizzling out? I bet if he was black it wouldn't have mattered what he called the missing money.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 222 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 8:51:47 PM
God help me...I'm on a rant now...

Next time anyone you know claims to be *anything*-American, ask them a few questions about their supposed homeland. This applies across the board, not just to "African" Americans.

I've had lovely conversations that nearly came to blows with some of these:

Girl: "I'm Czech-American!"
Me: "Really?! Name a country that borders the Czech Republic?"
Girl: <starts to get dizzy>

Guy: "I'm African-American!"
Me: "Really?! Name a country in Africa!"
Guy: "What?! Africa!"
Me: "Yeah...I know. Name a country there."
Guy: "Africa *is* a country, a$$hole!"

Girl: "I'm Irish-American!"
Me: "Name any river in Ireland."
Girl: <head explodes - I buy her another drink>

True stories, all. I swear.


Female, 18-29, Southern US
 2835 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 8:49:41 PM
wtf bull.

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 491 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 8:47:33 PM
^except a few of my black friends they know black hole isnt racist

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 491 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 8:46:56 PM
im really F'ing tired of every black person to take offence to anything thats black or black is in the name.

Male, 13-17, Canada
 192 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 8:46:02 PM
sorry this is off topic wtf my water smell like dishwasher soap

Male, 30-39, Western US
 222 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 8:43:00 PM
He, unequivocally, *isn't*.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 222 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 8:41:51 PM
Wow. How utterly stupid.

3 things:

1) Baelzar, I remember this idiocy. You beat me to posting the link...good job.

2) This entire controversy is straight out of an old episode of "The Jeffersons" (an old American sitcom of the late 70's, for those who don't know). George Jefferson got completely bent out of shape because of terms like "black sheep", "white Christmas", etc...much like this corn-rowed gangsta-lookin' councilman in Dallas.

3) Coranthulle - Last time I checked, white people were not white, either. This text is white. Everyone on Earth is some shade of brown...just some are more than others. Even if you're "blurple"...you're still brown. Just, really dark brown.

Anyway...here's the other thing. You're so correct and exacting to detail in your lecture on color that you miss something major. Most African-Americans............aren't. I have a friend from Liberia. He *is*. I have a friend from Detroit. He, uneq

Male, 50-59, Midwest US
 443 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 8:30:12 PM
some people spend their lives looking for ways to be insulted.

This reminds me of a poem I heard once. I'm not sure who wrote it:

As I was going up the stair,
I met a man who wasn't there.
He wasn't there again today.
I wish, I wish he'd go away.

Female, 13-17, Midwest US
 147 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 8:23:52 PM
I can't wait to die.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12390 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 8:20:40 PM
coranthulle has more eloquently expressed part of what I meant by "an inaccurate and wholly pointless description", but it goes much further than being an inaccurate desciption of skin colour.

It is an inaccurate, often ludicrously inaccurate, description of skin colour, but as an identification of an entire person it's, to be blunt, insane.

The real problem is not an inaccurate description of a colour, nor is it a *wholly unrelated* use of complete darkness to indicate something bad, which probably stems from sight being of such importance to humans, so important that darkness often causes fear.

The real problem is defining people by the colour of their skin. Using a completely inaccurate desciption of it stems from the wish to divide humanity up into discrete groups that don't really exist, which obviously serves only to promote irrational prejudice.

So the man who complained is in fact part of the problem he claims to be opposed to. Which makes him even more

Male, 13-17, Southern US
 418 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 8:20:32 PM
LMAO I was at my friend's house and he was making fun of me for being arab and he's black and my white friend came in and said the black guy was being racist, wich he denied. I said, "That's right, because it's only racist if your black!"

we were being racist all day and it just so turns out i see a link to a n*gger who thinks the OTHER guy is being racist on IAB. delicious.

only racist if your black, as in its only racist if your making fun of a black guy.

anyone else notice this?

Male, 18-29, Western US
 844 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 8:19:47 PM
Once you go black, you never go back (literately).

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 8111 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 8:18:14 PM
Here is something I dont get. You know how people say I dont care if they are White Brown Black Purple or Green... okay we have to draw the line somewhere. drat you purple people. I dont care if your choking

Male, 30-39, Western US
 67 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 8:12:18 PM
The two black gentleman are obviously uneducated if they think that the term "black hole" was created on the spot to offend them. This is ignorance at it's worst. They can suck a pair of big (black, white, brown, or whatever color they choose)nuts.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 466 Posts
Thursday, July 17, 2008 7:58:06 PM
Last time i checked not one african americans skin tone could accurately be described as trully black. Of the ones that i have had the fortune to meet over the many years of my life throughout the world as a whole. They skin tone would be more aptly described as burnt sienna or dark brown, but never black. The background of this very website is indeed black. Never have i seen anyones skin tone reaching this shade of color. any other shade would not be black, it would merely be gray at or some other dark version of another color but never black. Black is an absolute color just like white. Black is the almalgam of all colors or the complete lack of light(as a color) where as white is the exact opposite. So the very idea of any african american or any other african anything being upset about the use of the color or word black as a form of personal identity is completely retarded and moronic on the part of the individual.

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