; ;/blŠk/ Show Spelled [blak] Show IPA adjective, -er, -est, noun, verb, adverb
lacking hue and brightness; absorbing light without reflecting any of the rays composing it.
characterized by absence of light; enveloped in darkness: a black night.
soiled or stained with dirt: That shirt was black within an hour.
gloomy; pessimistic; dismal: a black outlook.
Meet The Press
NBC Studios, New York
October 6, 1963
Pauline Fredrick (NBC News):
Your Majesty, in view of the African drive against colonialism and South African racism what is the place the white man will have in Africa? Does he have any choice between leaving or accepting domination by the black man?
H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I:
I would say that at the Conference of Heads of African States that we held last May in the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, before the signing of the Charter I have told in the speech I have made to the distinguished Heads of State that people that were formerly under colonialist regime and who have now suffered a great deal must have the pure spirit of tending to collaborate with their former master for, otherwise, through vengeance and remorse, coexistence would not be possible and this would be detrimental to the preservation of international peace.
I must say that black and white as a form of speech, as a means of judging mankind, should be eliminated from human society. Human beings are precisely the same whatever color, race or creed or national origin they may be.