You may remember this thread: http://cowboyszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121541&highlight=john wiley price Well they're at it again... Link Councilmember Charges Racism at Dallas City Hall Vague allegations of racism in and around Dallas City Hall have turned into very pointed personal attacks questioning the racial intent of individuals. The controversy swirls around one four-letter word used by a planning commissioner during the debate over whether to rename Ross Avenue for Cesar Chavez. Last week, city planning commissioner Neil Emmons said, "I, speaking only for myself, believe there are dark racist forces in this building." On Wednesday, a Dallas resident who addressed the council said something similar: "I am here to ask this city council to help us dissipate this dark cloud of racism." The use of the word "dark" twice in one week was too much for Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway. "You can just call it racism, but I would appreciate it if you would take the 'dark' portion out," Caraway said during Wednesday morning's council session. "And Mr. Emmons from last week should have had his mouth washed out with soap as far as I'm personally concerned." Caraway told FOX 4 that he believed Emmons' comments were possibly a back-handed slap at a black colleague. "Don't throw poisoned darts at someone," said Caraway. "He may have been throwing that dart, in my opinion, at my planning commissioner Michael Davis." Davis did not return FOX 4's calls for comment, but Emmons did. "I certainly apologize if anything I said was misconstrued or was hurtful or caused any harm," said Emmons. "It was not meant that way at all." Caraway said the insult may not make sense to everyone. "First, they have to be black to understand it," he said.