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Greene V., U.S. dentist, 1836-1915. See: Black classification.


(blak) reflecting no light or true color; of the darkest hue.


A person who, for the purposes of equal opportunity monitoring, has Black ethnic lineage, which includes, but is not limited to, British Blacks, regardless of where they were raised or educated.

A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa. It includes people who indicate their race as "Black, African American, or Negro," or provide written entries such as Afro American, Kenyan, Nigerian or Haitian.

politically correct

Politically sensitive adjective Referring to language reflecting awareness and sensitivity to another person's physical, mental, cultural, or other disadvantages or deviations from a norm; a person is not mentally retarded, but rather mentally challenged; a person is not obese but rather has an eating disorder, etc
Politically correct-a microglossary
Former term PC term
American Indian Native American
Black African American
Demented Disoriented, severely confused
Handicapped Disadvantaged
Homophobic Heterosexually biased
Housebound Domestic
(American) Indian  Native American
Mentally retarded Mentally disabled or challenged
Obese Large, ample, right-sized
Oriental  Asian
Physically handicapped Physically disadvantaged
Poorly educated Educationally disadvantaged
Racist Culturally insensitive
Stupid Educationally challenged
Politically correct ad absurdum–a microglossary
PCAA term Translation
Colorful Flaky, fruity
Detail oriented  Anal-retentive or, if extreme, obsessive compulsive
Eccentric  Nuts, weird
Enthusiastic & hopeful  Insufferably arrogant
Follicly challenged  Bald
Knowledge deficient Ignorant
Obtunded Stupid
Sexual arts specialist  Prostitute, hooker
Sexual arts aficionado  Slut, sleaze
Vertically challenged Short
Vertically enhanced  Tall
Visually challenged Myopic  


A visual sensation having no colour and being of extremely low luminosity.


1. without color, at the opposite end of the spectrum to white; the color of soot.
2. a universally accepted coat color. In horses, solid black with no pattern in it, the muzzle is black, and there may be white markings on the lower limbs and the head.

Patient discussion about black

Q. Why would your poop be black?

A. If it is black or black and tar like, it could mean a gastro bleed.

Q. My nails are black- is it dangerous? Hi, I was diagnosed with colon cancer and now I receive chemotherapy. This morning I found that my nails are brown and blue, and other nails have white lines on them. Is that dangerous? Should go and see a doctor?

A. The chemo can cause several changes in your nail, e.g. make them brittle etc. You can find some more info at :

Q. Has anyone tried black cohosh for the later years in life?

A. my mother in law took it, she said it was very helpful but it could be a placebo effect... here is some info about black cohosh from a very relay able site

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Polonsky laughs, but there's no mistaking the sad resignation in his voice when he says, ``I thought the blacklist was over with.
15, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In the 2015 Global Fraud Survey published by the Merchant Risk Council, 82% of the 165 merchants surveyed reported managing online fraud via internal blacklists, and 6% reported they planned on using blacklists within the next year.
The process of breaking the blacklist was certainly uneven, but Prime argues that economic factors were beginning to work in favor of the exiles by the late 1950s.
Blacklist Plus is available for download through the Google Play store for Android apps and nearly half a million users have already downloaded it.
A spokesman said the aim was to highlight complaints that firms continued to use the blacklist, which was discovered after a raid on the offices of the Consulting Association.
In 2009 Gulf News reported that the ENDP's new initiative saw more than 500 nationals placed on its blacklist in an attempt to deter job aspirant from being too choosy.
Th Wisconsin Project seemed somewhat exasperated considering that the Treasury Department had said when it blacklisted IRISL in September 2008 that it expected Iran to try to duck the blacklist by such tactics as renaming and pledged that it would pursue the vessels.
As well as making it unlawful for organisations to refuse employment or sack individuals for appearing on a blacklist, the rules enable individuals or unions to pursue compensation or solicit action against those who compile, distribute or use blacklists.
Europe adds four to blacklist, calling it an 'effective incentive'.
Unfairly labeled a Communist as many politically conscious and active entertainers were during the Red Scare, Lee's career was done irreparable damage by the House Un-American Activities Committee's (HUAC) blacklist and terror tactics of the anti-communist movement and McCarthyism.
caused hysteria--including congressional hearings and a Hollywood blacklist that ruined careers.
EUROPEAN Union (EU) anti-fraud Commissioner Siim Kallas has called for a tough approach in reforming a blacklist of agricultural businesses or agencies found defrauding EU farm spending programmes, despite member state opposition.