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Offensive Metaphor Update

A gravity vortex seems to be sucking the common sense out of discourse in Dallas:

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.

Rod Dreher calls this a triumph for “the Idiot-American community.” For the benefit of the astronomically-impaired, a black hole is a celestial phenomenon in which, scientists say, the collapse of a massive star creates a body of tremendous density with a gravitational force so great that even light cannot escape. The term has no racial significance whatsoever, although the “tremendous density” reference might be appropriate for Commissioner Price.

UPDATE: Jammie Wearing Fool notices that Commissioner Price is, among other things, the founder and president of an annual “Kwanzafest” in Dallas.

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