NJ man sues Benjamin Moore over 'racially offensive' paint names

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  1. Miss America

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    Guess the race?
    http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2...lly_offensive_paint_names.html#incart_m-rpt-1

    A New Jersey man named Clinton Tucker is suing former employer Benjamin Moore, claiming discrimination regarding the paint company's colors "clinton brown" and "tucker chocolate."
    Tucker, who identifies himself as an African-American man in the lawsuit filed in Essex County court in Newark, said he was hired in June 2011 in the digital marketing department but quickly found himself being discriminated against, according to a write-up of the filing on CourthouseNews.com.

    Tucker is seeking damages for discrimination, retaliation and a hostile work environment, according to the suit.

    He claimed that when working on the online arm of Benjamin Moore's campaign for their Williamsburg color collection, he learned of the new color "tucker chocolate," which the suit called "extremely racially offensive."

    The Williamsburg collection also has colors named tucker orange and tucker gray.

    Tucker then learned of the existing color "Clinton Brown," which a co-worker pointed out to him as a joke.

    "Despite [Tucker's] repeated complaints and protestations to BM management about these appallingly racial color names, no action was ever taken by Benjamin Moore to change the names of these colors," according to the suit.

    Tucker also claimed that he was demoted while white co-workers were given promotions, and that his request to take off work on Martin Luther King Jr. Day was ignored.

    Benjamin Moore eventually fired Tucker in March, but retained his "two white, blonde-haired and blue-eyed subordinates," according to the lawsuit.

    Benjamin Moore did not comment on the suit, according to the report. The company is based in New Jersey.
     
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    Translation:He was fired and is blaming everyone else.
     
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    Old tucker boy is coming off as a bit of racist there :p
     
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    And he's gay
     
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    See what happens when you give those coloreds an inch.
     
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    and blaeks wonder why companies are sometimes reluctant to hire them. any perceived wrong is of course, due to racism...then there's the obligatory lawsuit. not sure if he's suing for wrongful dismissal or his delicate feelings were hurt a bit more than he liked.

    most people would think it's fun to have a color named for them.
     
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    They get bigger dicks?
     
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    I've always found Benjamin Moore's "high yellow" paint to be racially offensive.
     
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    George Takei chosen for the "...it adds yellow" campaign :hhh:

     
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    Since no one is heeding his call for a class action reparations Stern type suit, obviously he's trying an end-around to get "money for nothing and his chicks for free"
     
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    How long before Howie jumps in to support Ole Clinton Tucker? A black queer....Howard is already in love!
     
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    This is bad fucking news for the inventors of Drunken Injun Red......
     
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    I knew a mod once from a big forum, you're not from Canada are you?
     
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    That's part of the same line as the "Fire Water Vomit Yellow"!
     
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    Nope, close though, Canada is right across the lake, I'm from Ohio.
     
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    This same company produces a color named: Beth Stern Jaundice Yellow.
     
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