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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Science Fail in Dallas

*Facepalm*

Dallas County meeting turns racial
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."
See also.

(h/t LGF link viewer)

2 Comments:

Blogger The Exterminator said...

Sounds like there was a lot of white noise at that meeting.

7/08/2008 9:06 PM  
Blogger Venjanz said...

I heard the night cleaning crew uses Spic n' Span there.

7/10/2008 6:39 PM  

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