Skip to comments.Dallas County meeting turns racial ("black hole" now a "racist" term)
Posted on 07/08/2008 5:02:25 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
A special meeting about Dallas County traffic tickets turned tense and bizarre this afternoon.
County commissioners were discussing problems with the central collections office that is used to process traffic ticket payments and handle other paperwork normally done by the JP Courts.
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.
Mayfield shot back that it was a figure of speech and a science term. A black hole, according to Webster's, is perhaps "the invisible remains of a collapsed star, with an intense gravitational field from which neither light nor matter can escape."
(Excerpt) Read more at cityhallblog.dallasnews.com ...
Sounds like Judge Jones is an __hole.
Good Lord, please calm me down, I need You!!!! I’d like to round up all these idiots and put them on the space shuttle to the nearest black hole.
John Wiley Price is widely known as an idiot.
Most of the city council is made up of idiots like him, that is why they cant get squat done.
“Got a diverse magic woman.....”
So I guess “Black Ho” is out too ...
It is going to be a great year.
What they lack in intelligence, they make up for in thin skin.
Next up, Crayola sued for using racist terms in describing the crayon that lacks color.
Black hole refers to the area in the skull formerly occupied by a brain.
Welcome to the idiocy that is the modern world. Enjoy your stay.
Good lord! He’s still there? What was that crazy b!tch that made him look somber? AHA! Dianne Ragsdale!
She still there?
“Councilwoman Ragsdale, staff recommends that the parcel be zoned CR at this time.”
Ragsdale: “RACIST! RACIST! RACIST! THAT IS RACIST!”
“Councilwoman Ragsdale, we will be recessed for 45 minutes.”
Ragsdale: “RACIST! RACIST! RACIST! THAT IS RACIST!”
“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.”
LOL. As a resident of Dallas I can saw these people are idiots. These demented fools don’t even understand the language.
"Black Hole" is a scientific term used to reference a region in space with a gravitational pull so powerful that not even light can escape.
This Orwellian "Diversity creates uniformity" groupthink BS is just another reason why I always...
Steven Hawking a racist? Who knew?
I dont know L0L I try not to pay attention. They arent my representatives.
Dallas politics is a joke.
Any black person who takes offense to the word “black” is a racist, and a pretty stupid one at that.
The people who refuse to pull the lever for McCain are going to learn things the hard way once fools like Price and Jones dominate the Nation.
Hmmm...apparently the Zimbabwe model is being deployed here in the US. I wonder how long before the whites are driven from their property and the people are herded to the ballot box with only one candidate on the ballot.
Clinton must be kicking himself for not thinking of this while he was the first, ‘Black’, president.
I wonder if they just did’t know what it meant. On a realted note, years ago there was an art contest/show in our (Allegheny) County Courthouse - Pittsburgh is located here. It was about gun violence or black on black crime or something. Someone did a piece that was a respectful reinterpretation of Michaelangelo’s “Pieta.” It caused a minor controversy in the black community. Idiots are everywhere.
John Wiley Price is a good example of why the "N" word won't go away. This poor excuse for a human is a race baiting poverty pimp to rival those two pant loads, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.
I wonder if he would have approved of “African American hole”?
It could have been worse; he could have said, “niggardly black hole”.
For just a moment I thought this was a Detroit City Council meeting. But these characters all far too articulate for Detroit government.
hey you cant mention skin, remember?
Why, just today I squeezed a large African-American-head on my nose.
A “hole of color”?
Hardly a reassuring thought. Furthermore, the fact they immediately assumed it had racial connotations says a lot about their own prejudices.
in the black
Where do they find these people? Do they get to vote?
Only by people that don't really know him. The rest of us know he's not that smart.
You are my heroine!
B[l]ack to the future.
Price and Jones aren’t just dummies. They’re stupid dummies!
(Thank you Fred Sanford/Redd Foxx.)
Holy cow it’s getting difficult telling satire from real morons.
Reminds me of a similar meeting long time ago. It was on all the major newspapers. A guy used the term ‘niggardly’ (begrudgingly) during a meeting, and he was excoriated by black attendees. I think he may even have been fired.
Lots of ignorant people in the world. What can I say?
Can I object to the term, “white dwarf”?
Evidently, John Wiley Price is sufficiently ignorant that he doesn’t know what a black hole is. Since that appears to be the case, I say we just let him exist in his own little stupid world.
Hadron Collider the world's largest atom smasher to be scrapped?
Libraries, universities to shred millions of astronomy books
"It's likely all of them contain the offensive description."
John Wiley Price has in the recent past been a fiscally responsible, reputable leader of the Dallas County Commissioners.
Let’s hope he’s not falling back into his 1980’s lunacy.
What about “white lie”?? Is that considered racist too??
John Wiley Price once slugged a white jogger as he ran by a demonstration Price was leading..........
In that case, he's chosen an ideal profession.
OMG, the idiocy of some people never ceases to amaze me. I can only hope that the two men misheard Mayfield and didn’t really not understand the reference.