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  •  Seriously? (2+ / 0-)
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    askew, Chachy

     I have noticed that some of my friends are incapable of understanding the most obvious of racist sentiments. It's like they are unable to see that anything beyond "Black people are...negative stereotype" as racist. Racists don't say those kinds of things anymore, because they know they will be ostracized. But their racism comes out consciously or subconsciously. Frankly, calling a Black man a "Black Hole," is pretty damned obvious...

    http://www.snappac.org/ Students for a New American Politics!

    by redrelic17 on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 12:24:06 PM PDT

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    •  I thought he was also trying to pun off "asshole" (0+ / 0-)

      And doing a terrible job at punning.

      "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

      by ArkDem14 on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 12:30:17 PM PDT

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      •  He is (0+ / 0-)

        The idea is that Black Hole is a contraction of Black Asshole.

        And it was Stephen Hawking too, btw.

        You don't fight the fights you can win. You fight the fights that need fighting. -President Andrew Sheppard (D-Wisconsin)

        by Gpack3 on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 02:51:53 PM PDT

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    •  I don't doubt his intent was racist, (0+ / 0-)

      but I don't see the specific purpose of his comment. It was as if he had created a new racist term, but nobody, or at least not me, understood it. That was my point.

      "The election of Mitt Romney and a supporting congress this November would be a...disaster for America. Think of the trainwreck that has been the Conservative government in Britain since 2010. And square it."--Brad DeLong

      by bjssp on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 03:16:51 PM PDT

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