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List of Things Bad Because They Are Black

Updated on April 8, 2020
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Shining in The Glory of God.The earth is the Lord and the fullness thereof. We have no made ourselves but are the image of something greater

Black panther
Black panther

So what is black? Some say it is a shade, but not a color. Some say it is the devils creation to make souls devour. There are so many cases where black is given a bad rap. The Language authorities have associated black with many things bad or evil. Today I am just highlighting the bad in the black and why it is really bullshit. I am going to start with a few well known black words, so without further ado, lets black out.

1. Black Out.

So what a blackout is basically the absence of man made light. So let us say a million people is in Vegas fornicating and gambling and doing as thou wilt. Then suddenly bam! The whole city loses power, it is basically said that the city has a blackout. So unless you have something to whiteout the blackout like your own generator, it is also safe to say that a blackout causes a city, district or even a country to stand still as everything we do today needs electricity to perform. By why call it a blackout? Well some southerner may just pop up with a corny joke like, “Because everything just doesn’t work.” Well, why not just leave it as all out electricity instead of a ‘Blackout?’

2. Black Magic

Even in magic the color black is given a bad rap. What the heck is so called black magic? Isn’t magic simply magic. How you use it now makes a difference. If you have in your soul the Demon Micah and you harm people with magic, well obviously your magic is evil. If you have the Fairy Fantasia in you and you use your magic to help little sprites and save slow moving turtles, then obviously your magic is good. So why not just leave it at good and bad magic instead of adding Black in the mix?

3. Black Cat

Poor little cat doesn’t even know that its color is going to be when it is born. The kitty has no idea that it’s black coat will symbolize bad luck and even evil. Imagine this little kitty just popping out of its mommy and then immediately snatched up by a couple of overgrown witches and smuggled away into some weird forest to help cast ‘evil spells.’ Please, let the black cat be. Stop saying black cats are evil and bad luck follows them. They are just cats born black and do the same things that other color cats do.

Black Swan
Black Swan

4. Black Hole

Hey, get your darn mind out the gutter. I am talking about the black hole in space. If you don’t know what a space black hole is, let’s get some education going. It is believed that a black hole is a region above the dome space time exhibiting gravitational extraction so immensely strong, I mean a thousand supermen strong that no particles can escape from it. So in a nutshell, this hole is just a thing in space that if you get sucked in you will seize to exist. It will suck you in and just like that you are gone.

5. Blacklisted

Imagine writing a list of names or things on a piece of paper or even typing it up on your white background computer screen and then saying that the list is black, basically blacklisted. So how does a list end up on the bad side of coloring? Well I have no idea, but my speculation is complete racial. When you blacklist a person or anything else. You basically have either put a ban on that person from doing or achieving something. A good example is the Hollywood industry. If a group of producers decide that they will never cast a certain actor anymore you can safely say that Hollywood has blacklisted that actor. So that actor will never work again in Hollywood and will have to go elsewhere to do diaper commercials.

6. Blackmail

I have always thought that mail was a bad thing. Because at one point I thought that even having an email was gender biased until I found out that the ‘e’ in email is not short for ‘he’, but electronic mail. Now I have this mail on my mind called blackmail. So basically a blackmail is the action, treated as a criminal offence, of demanding payment or another benefit from someone in return for not revealing compromising or damaging information about them. So if i have some naked photos of you drinking beer and dancing in your cowboy boots. I can call you up and tell you I have these photos and will reveal them to the White house if you don’t stop building the wall! As for why this action is called blackmail, I have no idea. But maybe this action was first sent electronic mail by a black man who owned his first computer.

7. Black Friday

This one bothers me even more. On this day, stores offer dirt cheap discounts on many merchandise and equipment. People get into a huge frenzy, all boosted by caffeine, chagrining into stores like wildebeest, stepping on each other’s toes and trampling the staff members. All this to grab up a few mean stuff from the stores going cheap. So what the heck is black about a beautiful sunny Friday with people buzzing with activities and kids singing the smurfs theme song? Well, I am feeling a little tension in this name.

8. Black Sheep

Again, another animal stigmatized by some idiot who thought that mentioning that the sheep was black made it odd or even bad. Poor little sheep. Have you ever heard the term black sheep pf the family? This normally refers to a good family having someone bad in it. However, the bad one could simply be someone not interesting in getting a Degree in college, someone who doesn’t do samba or some odd thing like that.

9. Blackballed

Not being recognized. Rejected or blocked from achieving something. The same as blacklisted but instead it is round!

10. Black Heart

I have been told by a lot of ladies that I have a black heart simply because I asked them to pay for the meal after I invited them out to dinner. I have no idea why they paint a colour on someone’s heart who they believe has done wrong, lack love and all those other qualities. The last time I checked, all hearts were red and filled with blood.

© 2020 Clive Williams


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    • emge profile image

      MG Singh emge 

      15 months ago from Singapore

      Very interesting hub. Frankly never thought about it but my GF likes to wear black all over.... She looks wonderful

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      Anya Ali 

      15 months ago from Rabwah, Pakistan

      Don't know if this falls into the category of bad things for you or good but the flag of Islam is black. The words 'aisha' and 'krishna' both mean 'black'.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      16 months ago from Sunny Florida

      There certainly are many things associated with black that are negative. I never really gave it much thought before. This was interesting.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      16 months ago from Southern Illinois

      The word, black does get a bad rap, but black is beautiful, esp. a black opal or diamond. The word white gets a bad rap too, like white trash.

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      16 months ago from USA

      Black cats are often the best. I have two, a male and a female (both fixed obviously because every cat I get my hands on gets fixed). I kinda agree with those ladies on the dark heart #10.


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