Friends, brace yourself.

It appears the phrase "black hole" is now racist.

Commissioners in Dallas were discussing problems in the central collections office, according to the Dallas Morning News City Hall Blog. Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield said the office has become a black hole because paperwork keeps getting lost.

Commissioner Mayfield ahem is white.

A black commissioner blew a gasket -- saying instead he should have used the term "white hole."

A black judge jumped into the fray -- demanding an apology from Commissioner Mayfield. He accused the man of using a racially insensitive analogy.

Mr. Mayfield tried to defend himself by explaining it was just a science term and a figure of speech.

For the record, ladies and gentlemen, a white hole ejects matter -- a black hole sucks in matter.

Feel free to insert your own punchline.