The Racially Insensitive Singularity

Q: What object in the universe has a gravitational pull so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape?

A: A pointlike singularity with a surrounding event horizon, of course. What were you thinking? Oh...that? You didn't really go there, did you? You weren't really thinking "B---- H---", were you? If so and if you happen to be a Dallas County commissioner, then you're a racially insensitive bastard.

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.

To alleviate further confusion in the future, I offer this handy-dandy little Q&A to steer you in the right direction and keep you out of similar awkward situations:

Q: What kind of box is recovered from airplane crashes?
A: The airplane crash box

Q: What is the common name of the bubonic plague during the 14th century?
A: The 14th century bubonic plague

Q: What is the common name of pneumoconiosis caused by habitual inhalation of coal dust?
A: Pneumoconiosis from habitual inhalation of coal dust

Q: What do you call the mountains that are found in
W South Dakota & NE Wyoming?
A: The mountains

Q: What do you get when someone punches you in the eye?
A: A bruisy eye

Q: What do you call someone who has achieved expert rating in Judo or Karate?
A: Sir or ma'am.

Q: What do you call the common North American bear?
A: Ursus Americanus. Deal with it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice. Ignorance FTL.