Another triumph of affirmative action: black judge and black city commissioner insist the scientific phrase “black hole” is “racist.”
I guess physics class conflicted with gym.
Jonathan Kay: “The galaxy is racist!”
Here in Canada, I look forward to the human-rights complaint against the The Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge, which first promoted the black-hole concept when it published a letter by geologist John Michell in 1783. Couldn’t its Council of Trustees have forseen that the concept would eventually be used to incite hatred and contempt against black city administrators?
Now Jonathan: don’t be so niggardly.
A commenter worries for the future of “white dwarfs”.