Friday, July 11, 2008

Black Hole, Angel Food Cake and......Racism?!?!?!

Okay...ya know...I try to be as sensitive as I can to the politically correct movement in this country. BUT sometimes people, and by people I mean African-Americans, and by African-Americans I mean Black people, take it way too far.

I read the following article on FoxNews.com this afternoon and it just blew me away.

Texas County Official Sees Race in Term "Black Hole"

I mean, seriously?!?! A white person make a comment about a department being a black hole for paperwork and a black person takes offense at that? Please! And to demand an apology for the racist remark? I shake my head....

Then the idiot....yes, I called Mr. John Wiley Price, who's a black man, an idiot....went on television in Dallas and said that he thought other terms were 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 said.

I mean, seriously....how do you make the leap from someone making a derogatory comment like calling someone the "N" word and someone calling a local government department a black hole. To me this is straight up ignorance...that's what I have a problem with...it's not someone's skin color...it's the fact that they're just ignorant. This sounds like a sad attempt at making someone out to be a bad guy and get attention for yourself.

Oh well...I'm off to make a racist devil's food cake this weekend....

8 comments:

Plunger Girl said...

This is funny as shit!!! I so agree with you--it gets to a point where it's just obnoxious and I start wondering if I should try to pull the race card. Hey, we're white and it seems like everyone's dissin' the whiteys now-a-days.

Mmm...delicious devil's food, or rather Made-Of-Black-People cake...Sounds devine!

Memaw's memories said...

The Memphis radio station I listen to on my way to work was having a field day with this situation.

Mr. Wiley showed his ignorance when he didn't know what the term 'black hole' meant.

And what's deragatory about devil's food cake? Everyone loves chocolate--don't they? So it also happens to be the color of their skin.

I don't need to get on another soapbox, so I'll stop.

Have a great Saturday.

whitney said...

people at olive garden (and by people, i mean black people too) used to get angry coz our straws were black... of course, it was racist. stupid people. i think it's just for the attention. they can't stand the fact that america is getting less racist toward THEM and more racist towards other group's of people.

Vanessa said...

Who wants to tip toe around being afraid to say anything? Be reasonable and sensitive, no malice, and that should be enough!

The Cubicle's Backporch said...

Everybody wants attention nowadays. I think it's totally dumb.

Di said...

Dude....

Julia said...

I heard that on the news...I think McCain was totally right when he said we have become a nation of whiners!

Special Rae said...

This reminds me of a conversation with my son.... he is half black and it was quite funny! Here goes... I said something about african americans... he says.. thats racist. WHAT? Um ok, its racist to say Afric amer now? Im like first yall wanna be called Negros, then its coloreds, then its afro american, now its black, thats the silliest shit i ever heard and dont forget your ass is half honky! LOL... think he fought against the word honky... of course not LOL