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Claim Filed Against Paint Company Over 'Racist' Paint Name
UPI ^ | Nov. 10, 2013

Posted on 11/11/2013 2:06:58 PM PST by nickcarraway

A Swedish teenager has filed a complaint against a paint producer that labeled the color beige as "skin color." Thyra,14, whose last name wasn't reported, said she discovered the paint sold by Universal Color and Chemicals at school, TheLocal.se reported.

"By renaming beige to skin color they show that there is a whiteness norm in society," Thyra told the Aftonbladet newspaper. "It is completely sick that they just rename beige to skin color when black and brown are also that," she added.

Thyra has taken her complaint to the Equality Ombudsman on the basis that the term "skin color" is racist.

Thyra's father said his daughter was motivated by her sister.

"Her little sister has brown skin but according to the paint manufacturer she has no skin color. ... I think [the company] just looked at themselves and imagined that's what skin was," he told the newspaper.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: sweden

1 posted on 11/11/2013 2:06:58 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Another millennial brat with a power trip.


2 posted on 11/11/2013 2:08:26 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: nickcarraway
according to the paint manufacturer she has no skin color

So ... there's this book that was published a number of years ago. It's called "The Bell Curve". And it discusses intelligence ...

3 posted on 11/11/2013 2:09:50 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: nickcarraway

Sorry, Thyra, but I can’t hear 14 year olds.....


4 posted on 11/11/2013 2:09:51 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: nickcarraway

Wait until she finds out what the color black is called in Spanish...


5 posted on 11/11/2013 2:10:18 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: 5thGenTexan

Ah, the collision of the perpetually offended with the multiculti need for Spanish on every label...


6 posted on 11/11/2013 2:11:52 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: nickcarraway

Obama is kinda beige (but he was grey when he was in the Bible miniseries, playing his father). White people are white-to-pink.


7 posted on 11/11/2013 2:13:35 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: 5thGenTexan

Lol.


8 posted on 11/11/2013 2:13:37 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: nickcarraway

???

This sounds totally ridiculous, she and her lawyer should be thrown in jail for pressing such a lawsuit.


9 posted on 11/11/2013 2:14:45 PM PST by GeronL
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To: nickcarraway

Another brat with to much time on her hands and enabling parents. I hope the paint company counter sues the parents for stupidity.


10 posted on 11/11/2013 2:14:56 PM PST by verga (We used to be the land of the free. Now we’re just the land of the freebie.)
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To: ClearCase_guy; nickcarraway
according to the paint manufacturer she has no skin color


11 posted on 11/11/2013 2:16:23 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: nickcarraway

Like flesh colored band-aids.


12 posted on 11/11/2013 2:17:17 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: VanDeKoik

> Another millennial brat with a power trip.

Sounds like life is a little too good for her right nos. I’m guessing once 0 decimates the economy and her parents dont have a job and she’s homeless and without food she’ll probbly shut her trap and stop complaining and think bout more important things in life. Man have we ever raised a bunch of spoiled whiney babies.


13 posted on 11/11/2013 2:18:02 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: nickcarraway

Well those flesh colored band-aids never really disappeared on me either.


14 posted on 11/11/2013 2:18:43 PM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: jsanders2001

I realize she’s Swedish but 0’s going to crash the economy worldwide..,


15 posted on 11/11/2013 2:19:16 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: nickcarraway; Salamander; JoeProBono; Vendome; humblegunner
"By renaming beige to skin color they show that there is a whiteness norm in society,"

Nope.

We are reaffirming our beigeness norm,

We saved the "whiteness" norm for Johnny and Edgar Winter.
16 posted on 11/11/2013 2:19:33 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

Geez....according to Wiki Crayola changed “Flesh” to “Peach” way back in 1962. Though I can remember using those Flesh crayons in the late sixties?

In 1999 they had to change “Indian Red” to “Chestnut.”


17 posted on 11/11/2013 2:20:32 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: nickcarraway

This girl and her lawyer want publicity and to create expense for the paint co..


18 posted on 11/11/2013 2:21:30 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: nickcarraway

Oh BS - in the photography world when printing color pictures they use an app called “skin tone” which is light beige in color color. There’s a color wheel they use that goes from very light skin to black.


19 posted on 11/11/2013 2:21:35 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: nickcarraway

Just call it “flesh” like the old Crayola crayons. Remember those? (Don’t know if they still make that color)


20 posted on 11/11/2013 2:25:19 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: nickcarraway

Thyra is such a good little Nazi.


21 posted on 11/11/2013 2:25:23 PM PST by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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To: JoeDetweiler

Oops. Just saw your post. Yeah, I was born in ‘60 and remember using “flesh.” Maybe they were just phasing them out of their stock during most of the 60s?


22 posted on 11/11/2013 2:28:22 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: nickcarraway

When I was a foreman I had a black painter we all called “Congo” because his skin tone matched our “Congo Brown” paint.


23 posted on 11/11/2013 2:30:33 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Bryanw92

He’s half biege.


24 posted on 11/11/2013 2:33:08 PM PST by Sonicandtails
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To: nickcarraway

Just rename the color “cracker.”


25 posted on 11/11/2013 2:36:50 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: JoeDetweiler

The Crayola color names were pretty imaginative. I remember “midnight blue” and “forest green.”


26 posted on 11/11/2013 2:38:37 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: MUDDOG

Does that mean we can no longer buy “black” paint? (sarc)


27 posted on 11/11/2013 2:44:54 PM PST by DaveA37
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To: nickcarraway

What do yo do if you are aliberal and have nothing to do? You invent something to be “offended” about!


28 posted on 11/11/2013 2:48:20 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: nickcarraway

Ban paint.

It’s obviously an attack on people of color.


29 posted on 11/11/2013 2:50:26 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: nickcarraway
"By renaming beige to skin color they show that there is a whiteness norm in society,"

I think that renaming beige to skin color would show that there is a beigeness norm in society.

30 posted on 11/11/2013 2:53:41 PM PST by PuzzledInTX
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To: Progov
It depends.

The Crayola color names are here.

Interesting that "Prussian blue" was changed to "midnight blue" in 1958.

31 posted on 11/11/2013 2:54:55 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: PuzzledInTX

They can take their filthy beigenorming and go home


32 posted on 11/11/2013 2:55:41 PM PST by GeronL
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To: VanDeKoik

Of course, her brainwashing prepared her for this and she thought by doing it should be a star. It’s an ego trip, pure and simple. True of all leftist grandstanders of any age.


33 posted on 11/11/2013 2:57:24 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: nickcarraway

I think this issue was handled more than 20 years ago when someone complained about Band-Aids being labeled as “flesh-toned” for the color. They soon stopped using the term. I think Crayola was called out for this “offense” as well.


34 posted on 11/11/2013 2:59:35 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: cripplecreek

What at least it was Coco.


35 posted on 11/11/2013 3:25:49 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: nickcarraway

I was afraid to say Milky Way because it might be construed as racist


36 posted on 11/11/2013 4:13:19 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: nickcarraway

Jaw-dropping young PC moron.


37 posted on 11/11/2013 5:26:11 PM PST by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Progov
Does that mean we can no longer buy “black” paint? (sarc)

You can still call it "black", but only if it's "down with the cause".

38 posted on 11/11/2013 5:28:43 PM PST by tacticalogic
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To: nickcarraway

FFS...STFU!!!


39 posted on 11/11/2013 6:55:39 PM PST by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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