“The International Space Nomenclature Council today adopted the term 'emplacements de hauts gravité super' - or 'super high gravity locations' - as the official replacement name for black holes.”
You ask, why the name change?
“Originally named in reference to the fact that light cannot escape their intense gravity, the term 'black hole' was increasingly criticized as being insensitive to African-Americans and African-Europeans.”
“"We're glad the council finally took action on this issue." said Isaiah Herman, Chairman of the National African-American Coalition of People. "The unimaginable destructive power of these super high gravity locations was giving the word 'black' a negative connotation throughout the universe."”
I doubt seriously that John Archibald Wheeler coined the term “black hole” with any racial meaning, so why must we today in 2007 still be looking for racial slang in what appears to be every tiny little thing?
It seems that some wish to spend their lifetime looking for racism in everything that exist while all the while crying we should put racism behind us.