• Black is a color

  • Black is not a color

54% 14 votes
46% 12 votes
  • Why do you think they call black people colored folk?

  • It is the absence of "color" so in reality no, but theoretically yes.

  • I don't have a scientific reason why I picked yes, but I love the color black( and not just because its the color of my hair)

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blackkid says2015-05-28T21:45:19.4508644-05:00
Woah, I did not expect that level of racism from PetersSmith.
reece says2015-05-28T21:45:53.1985300-05:00
Black absorbs all light. All you're seeing is the light that hasn't been absorbed.
PetersSmith says2015-05-28T21:46:04.4162177-05:00
Blackkid: It's just a joke...
blackkid says2015-05-28T21:47:34.3767206-05:00
It's okay. Racism is always funny.
reece says2015-05-28T21:47:40.1176678-05:00
I meant in the color spectrum of course.
reece says2015-05-28T21:58:17.2628408-05:00
@Reeseroni theoretically how?
SamStevens says2015-05-28T22:24:08.8547977-05:00
This is a good source about the topic at hand: http://www.colormatters.com/color-and-design/are-black-and-white-colors
TBR says2015-05-28T22:24:51.6464206-05:00
Reece - I can buy black paint as a "color", or colour.
reece says2015-05-28T22:35:19.5905197-05:00
@TBR there are different shades. And you know how their made, right?
Reeseroni says2015-05-28T22:41:30.4900297-05:00
@reece "theoretically" so because we cannot see things that are not colored. Everything has a color. Therefore, my black socks are colored- the blackness in the sky at night is visible, so it must be a color.
58539672 says2015-05-29T00:04:07.3143245-05:00
Depends, are we talking about pigments or light. If its light, then black is the absence of color. If its pigments, then it is the presence of all colors.
reece says2015-05-29T00:13:02.7200525-05:00
@Reeseroni It's only visible because of the tiny amount of calor where the black isn't. Can you see black holes without it's episodes?
Reeseroni says2015-05-29T12:12:45.6076037-05:00
@reece Black holes literally swallow all of the light that surrounds them, but that does not mean that I cannot see it. Whether it is lit up by light around it or not, it is still visible.
reece says2015-05-29T13:52:50.3076377-05:00
@Reeseroni It's like saying you can literally see an invisible man that's wearing cloths.
Reeseroni says2015-05-29T14:42:58.6584217-05:00
@reece your point? Invisible is not a color, but things that are black are not invisible.
reece says2015-05-29T14:47:43.8984153-05:00
@Reeseroni It's the lack of colour just like black. Nothing is pure black, that's why it's still visible.
reece says2015-05-29T14:48:15.0368137-05:00
Blackholes are pure black though
SamStevens says2015-05-29T15:09:10.3073993-05:00
Reece: Correct. | " things that are black are not invisible." Black holes do not reflect light since light can not escape its gravitational pull. Since color is the result of how an object reflects or emits light, a black hole can not have a color.

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