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What Happened To Black Is Beautiful?

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“It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

More acquiescing to political correctness and bullying from minorities. The level of ignorance at this county meeting especially from the Texan African American official showcases the lack of knowledge and educational skills of our government. Now astronomy terms are racist?

The “black hole”, referred to by Commissioner Mayfield is terminology generally attributed to John Wheeler, a brilliant physicist.

The Oxford English Dictionary would seem to concur, as its first citation is from a 1968 article by John Wheeler in American Scientist.

It has nothing to do with African Americans. Why is Commissioner Price offended again? Do Blacks own every derogatory term or phrase, past and present, coined in the world?

There are phrases and words that sadly reference slavery, such as blackbirder, Black Belt, black bottom, but I don’t think anyone but history majors and nautical buffs would know these phrases and I guarantee you that the average African-American could not tell you the definition unless they were history and nautical buffs.

Should we add to their racist dictionary these words and phrases?

Black Irish, black labs, black list, black pepper, black pudding, Black Watch, blackguard, blackmaster, blackberry, black arts, Black Betsy, black book, Black Belt (Judo) Black Death, black dog, black eye, black-eyed peas, Black Friday, black frost, black goods, Black Hand, black humor, black magic, blackmail, black money, blackout,Black Sea, Blackshirts, black shoe navy, blacksmith, black widow spider.

Do Blacks own these words as well?

Oh, how about this phrase? Black Republican, which my Driser’s Library Facts on File Encyclopedia Word And Phrase Origins, third edition defines as :

An insulting nickname for a Republican in the South, the term was first used to describe a Republican favoring emancipation of the slaves. It came to be applied to any Republican and is still occasionally heard.

Michelle Malkin has added the following words to the imaginary racist dictionary.

Next on the p.c. forbidden list: black box, Blackberry, blackjack, and blackout. Oh, and all black Crayola crayons, which shall henceforth be called “African-American.”

Commissioner John Wiley Price owes Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield and Dallas County an immediate apology for this humiliating display of ignorance and “me” victimization.

What ever happened to “Black is Beautiful”?

UPDATE: Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield’s rebuttal?

“In no way will I apologize for this ridiculous hypersensitivity. Anyone who is offended by the term black hole needs serious psychiatric treatment.

Commissioner Mayfield, more black power to you.

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Written by smalltalkwitht

July 11, 2008 at 5:37 pm

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  1. Maybe Price should be blackballed!

    Grrand Wazoo

    July 11, 2008 at 9:13 pm

  2. AMEN !!!!!!

    Marie

    July 11, 2008 at 10:39 pm


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