Skip to comments.Claim Filed Against Paint Company Over 'Racist' Paint Name
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.
Another millennial brat with a power trip.
So ... there's this book that was published a number of years ago. It's called "The Bell Curve". And it discusses intelligence ...
Sorry, Thyra, but I can’t hear 14 year olds.....
Wait until she finds out what the color black is called in Spanish...
Ah, the collision of the perpetually offended with the multiculti need for Spanish on every label...
Obama is kinda beige (but he was grey when he was in the Bible miniseries, playing his father). White people are white-to-pink.
This sounds totally ridiculous, she and her lawyer should be thrown in jail for pressing such a lawsuit.
Another brat with to much time on her hands and enabling parents. I hope the paint company counter sues the parents for stupidity.
Like flesh colored band-aids.
> 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.
Well those flesh colored band-aids never really disappeared on me either.
I realize she’s Swedish but 0’s going to crash the economy worldwide..,
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.”
This girl and her lawyer want publicity and to create expense for the paint co..
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.
Just call it “flesh” like the old Crayola crayons. Remember those? (Don’t know if they still make that color)