The list of racial terms in Dallas continues to grow. First, it was black hole. Now, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price believes that chocolate cake is racist -- specifically devil's food cake.
"So if it's 'angel food cake,' it's white," he told our affiliate in Dallas. "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?"
Uh, not really, commissioner.
"I think people should always be careful. You know, I'm okay if I'm 'bartering' with you. ... But if I try to 'Jew you down,' Oooooh. Is that racist? I thought it meant the same thing? No, maybe it doesn't."
Thanks for clearing that up, sir.
Commissioner Price stirred up a national discourse on race when he suggested the scientific term "black hole" was insulting to black people. You can read that story on yesterday's blog.
Boy, you folks in Dallas sure know how to pick 'em.