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You won’t believe this. This is the most absurdly ridiculous thing I have ever heard in my life.

It seems there is this Dallas County Commissioner named John Wiley Price who thinks the difference between “angle food cake” and “devils food cake” is somehow racist. But that’s not all. He also thinks it is racist to use the term “black hole” when describing a county office where paperwork is continuously lost.

Here’s the Story:
The Dallas County Commission held a special meeting earlier this month to discuss problems with the central collections office that is used to process traffic ticket payments in the County when 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.

This brought outrage from Commissioner John Wiley Price, who is black. Price interrupted him with a loud “Excuse me!” saying the office has become a “white hole.”

If that weren’t bad enough, Judge Thomas Jones, who is black, then demanded an apology from Mayfield for his racially insensitive analogy.

Mayfield then attempted to explain that a black hole was a science term meaning “the invisible remains of a collapsed star, with an intense gravitational field from which neither light nor matter can escape.”

But they weren’t having that… 5th grade science has somehow eluded these two. The simplest explanation and most innocuous use of a figure of speech that happens to fit the situation somehow sparked a verbal race riot at a County Commission meeting.

Side Note: Wiley then went on the Dallas local Fox affiliate and tried to explain why using the term “black hole” was racist.

“So if it’s ‘angel food cake,’ it’s white. If it’s ‘devil’s food cake,’ it’s black. If you’re the ‘black sheep of the family,’ then you gotta be bad, you know. ‘White sheep,’ you’re okay. You know?” Price opined. “I think people should always be careful. You know, I’m okay if I’m ‘bartering’ with you. … But if I try to ‘Jew you down,’ Oooooh. Is that racist? I thought it meant the same thing? No, maybe it doesn’t.”

I can hardly believe this discussion is even taking place. It’s this kind of political correctness that is destroying our country.

4 Comments, RSS

  • Angel

    says on:
    July 18, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    good grief!…how hypocrital can they get..oh wait Jesse is allowed to say nigggggggggah and thats fine right? pfftt!..great work !:)

  • Janet

    says on:
    July 19, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    He is a moron and it is further proof that we must be mindful of the people we are electing into office. This is totally ridiculous and speaks to his ignorance, which will overshadow any good he could possibly do for his constituents!

  • Ryan

    says on:
    August 3, 2008 at 8:10 am

    Maybe the “holes” in Dallas County don’t look like all the other “holes” we’re used to seeing.

  • Deborah

    says on:
    July 12, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Mayfield made an intelligent comment. However, because he was white, using a scientific term that dared to have the word black in it made him the target for an ignorant and intolerant judge.Who knows? Perhaps if some people get their way, we’ll have “green holes”.Ignorance triumphs again!

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