Thursday, July 10, 2008

Another shining example

When I was in 5th grade, I did a science fair project on the creation of black holes. Not only did I research the subject fully, I made little nifty models of each step along the way. I won an honorable mention for that (I got bonus points for knowing the subject matter so well, but the eighth-graders had the cooler projects). In addition, the general populase has at least some idea of what a black hole is/does. If nothing else, the Disney movie should be a clue. So, here we come to this: Dallas County officials spar over 'black hole' comment

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.


Why am I so sad?

2 Comments:

Anonymous mumsdwurd said...

Sad, sir? Don't be. As the ACLU and media would most likely say "This is clearly a problem of unequal opportunities in elementary, jr, & high school." (sic) Since Mayfield was the only one who really knew what a black hole is, he should have called his colleagues what they really were: a-- holes!!(btw, that goes with any color) What next: "black out" will be what you fix paper mistakes with?

10 July, 2008 08:20  
Blogger sejgirl said...

That was the best comment EVER!

10 July, 2008 16:03  

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