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Indian student sues for 100,000 compensation for hurt feelings after box of
Daily Mail ^ | 5 February 2014 | JILL REILLY

Posted on 02/05/2014 2:31:13 PM PST by moonshinner_09

Indian student sues for £100,000 compensation for hurt feelings after box of crayons contained a pink one labelled ‘skin’ colour

An Indian law student is demanding £100,000 compensation after claiming that his feelings had been hurt by a 'racist' pink children's crayon sold by one of India's largest stationery manufacturers. Chirayu Jain, 19, who is studying at the National Law School of India University said he was shocked when he opened up the box of crayons to discover that the lighter pink crayon had been labelled 'skin'. In the complaint he said: 'On opening the box, I discovered that the 'special skin crayon' was of a shade that did not match my own skin colour.

'This can only be explained by the fact that the 'special skin crayon' which is part of the product line is either defective or labelled misleadingly or both.

'It is both insensitive and inconsiderate to label one particular shade as 'skin colour' in a market where a majority of the consumers have skin tones that are either dark or at least different from the shade described as 'skin' by the company.'

He said he had contacted the maker of the 'Colorama' crayons - Hindustan Pencils Ltd - and had demanded an explanation but said he had not been given one.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: crayon; india; racist
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Did you ever see anything like this ? A racist pink children's crayon & hurt feelings?
1 posted on 02/05/2014 2:31:13 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

Maybe he wants them to rename it to “Racist White Pig”


2 posted on 02/05/2014 2:32:36 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: moonshinner_09
Crayola used to have a "flesh" colored crayon when I wuz a kid.

Now it is labeled "peach".

3 posted on 02/05/2014 2:34:43 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: moonshinner_09
£100,000

What is that, 73¢?

4 posted on 02/05/2014 2:34:44 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: moonshinner_09

deucebag


5 posted on 02/05/2014 2:35:14 PM PST by albie
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To: moonshinner_09

Apparently we all have to sue

http://www.amazon.com/Crayola%C2%AE-Multicultural-Crayons-Large-Colors/dp/B001HA6IOE


6 posted on 02/05/2014 2:35:22 PM PST by happyhomemaker (Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Rom 12:12)
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To: moonshinner_09

Silly Indian!

Obviously, the skin color doesn’t refer refer to HIS skin. Probably just matching the skin from some scalped American settler.


7 posted on 02/05/2014 2:35:35 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: albie

I mean, douchebag


8 posted on 02/05/2014 2:36:22 PM PST by albie
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To: moonshinner_09
So how many boxes of crayons do they normally go through at this law school?

Does your diploma come in a box of Cracker Jacks?

Oops, I said "Cracker", probably started another suit...

9 posted on 02/05/2014 2:36:56 PM PST by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: moonshinner_09

the “skin” colored crayon had been Made in India!...anyone catch that?


10 posted on 02/05/2014 2:38:23 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Dr. Sivana

Are we confusing different varieties of Indians here?


11 posted on 02/05/2014 2:39:22 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

$163,000.00


12 posted on 02/05/2014 2:42:38 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Let’s hope he’s run out of town on a rail. More likely though, a call from the president and a future congressional run for ‘crayon justice’.


13 posted on 02/05/2014 2:43:19 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

You do not understand this occurred in India?


14 posted on 02/05/2014 2:49:13 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Counter sue; curry. That is all.


15 posted on 02/05/2014 2:49:24 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: ZOOKER

So how many boxes of crayons do they normally go through at this law school?
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Hmmm

In today’s litigious world, this could be construed as a ‘loaded question’.


16 posted on 02/05/2014 2:49:50 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Every wonder why when they refer to People of Color it doesn't include Asians??)
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To: steve86

I thought he was foreign exchange. My bad. I actually think this will get less traction in India than it would here.


17 posted on 02/05/2014 2:52:49 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: moonshinner_09

Law student feeling cocky. He’ll learn.


18 posted on 02/05/2014 2:54:06 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Paladin2
This would be "flesh" color:


19 posted on 02/05/2014 2:55:51 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: moonshinner_09

Get a life, Mister.


20 posted on 02/05/2014 2:56:00 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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