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Fired Black Employee Sues Paint Company Over Racist Paint Names
Daily Caller ^ | 06/28/2014 | Chuck Ross

Posted on 06/29/2014 9:13:20 AM PDT by Rusty0604

A black man in New Jersey has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, Benjamin Moore Paints, which he says named one of its paint colors after him and then fired him when he complained.

Clinton Tucker, who managed online sales for Benjamin Moore, which is owned by the conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, said that he was bothered by the names of several of the company’s paint colors, “Clinton Brown,” “Tucker Chocolate,” and “Confederate Red.”

“Being a black man named Clinton Tucker, the plaintiff found this to be extremely racially offensive,” reads the complaint, filed in Essex County Court.

Tucker made other allegations, including that the company has a “toxic” work environment that is hostile to minorities.

Tucker, who identifies himself in the suit as homosexual, claims that since he started at the company in 2011, “it was clear…that he was not part of the traditional culture of the company.”

Approximately 10 of Benjamin Moore’s New Jersey headquarters’ employees were black and only one was homosexual, the suit claims.

On its website, Benjamin Moore describes “Tucker Chocolate” as “capturing the 1798 color requested by St. George Tucker for his home facing Courthouse Green, this deep brown is classic and understated.”

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: racism; racist; shakedown
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1 posted on 06/29/2014 9:13:20 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

I’d be honored to have the color of paint with my name.

Hydrazine White!

Jack Peach!


2 posted on 06/29/2014 9:16:05 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Rusty0604

just throw out All Imagination and just number everything ,insane


3 posted on 06/29/2014 9:17:10 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Rusty0604

Since Clinton Tucker is both black and a homosexual, he has two big chances at a big settlement.


4 posted on 06/29/2014 9:17:25 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Rusty0604

Twilight Zone theme song.


5 posted on 06/29/2014 9:17:30 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Rusty0604
Approximately 10 of Benjamin Moore’s New Jersey headquarters’ employees were black and only one was homosexual, the suit claims.

How many vaginas were employed there? We need to know for equality's sake. Screw qualifications.

6 posted on 06/29/2014 9:17:46 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Cracker white albaby


7 posted on 06/29/2014 9:18:00 AM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: Rusty0604

And he’s not offended by the name - Clinton.


8 posted on 06/29/2014 9:18:57 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Rusty0604

ONLY ONE WAS HOMOSEXUAL!?!??!

Call the FBI!!!!


9 posted on 06/29/2014 9:19:04 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Rusty0604

Approximately 10 of Benjamin Moore’s New Jersey headquarters’ employees were black and only one was homosexual, the suit claims.

EXCUSE ME...where does the homosexual COMPLAINT fit in here???

maybe it was Clinton Tucker..??


10 posted on 06/29/2014 9:19:04 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Rusty0604

I remember “Flesh Tone” from my coloring book days.


11 posted on 06/29/2014 9:19:20 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: Rusty0604

Was the paint named before the sensitive Mr. Tucker had his unfortunate bout with employment?


12 posted on 06/29/2014 9:19:24 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Rusty0604

Back when I was a kid working at the school during the summer we used Congo Brown for a lot of things.


13 posted on 06/29/2014 9:19:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Rusty0604

http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/clintonbrown

A childhood favorite treat matures into adult style chic in this perfectly balanced chocolate candy bar brown. Delicious with no added fat or calorie

So does the plaintiff have no added fat or calorie and is he delicious?


14 posted on 06/29/2014 9:20:36 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: MeshugeMikey

EXCUSE ME...where does the homosexual COMPLAINT fit in here???

Maybe there are Fruit Colors


15 posted on 06/29/2014 9:20:37 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Rusty0604

Sounds like this guy was the creator of a toxic environment.


16 posted on 06/29/2014 9:20:51 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Obam grey, half black half white, all muslim.

Remember, checkerboard is half black half white
and it’s the favorite of the “Illuminati”!!!

Or so I learned from “Shelly’s deviled eggs”.


17 posted on 06/29/2014 9:21:18 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: 4yearlurker

Flesh tone crayons must be bigoted nowadays. After all, it hurts the self esteem of those who have a different skin tone.

There are so many things we are supposed to be politically correct about nowadays, even paint or crayon colors. Sheesh. This society is going to collapse from within, with our paying so much unwarranted attention to such trivia.


18 posted on 06/29/2014 9:21:54 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Exactly.


19 posted on 06/29/2014 9:22:07 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: 4yearlurker

I do too.


20 posted on 06/29/2014 9:22:57 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: tet68

Those deviled eggs are so EVIL! LOL!


21 posted on 06/29/2014 9:24:22 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: RegulatorCountry

The company already had a color named “Clinton Brown.”

If they changed “confederate red” to “communist red” maybe that would make the guy happy.


22 posted on 06/29/2014 9:26:03 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“A Swedish teenager has filed a complaint against a paint producer that labeled the color beige as “skin color.””

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3090125/posts


23 posted on 06/29/2014 9:28:28 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

“Confederate Red.”

What is his nickname Red?


24 posted on 06/29/2014 9:28:39 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Rusty0604
On its website, Benjamin Moore describes “Tucker Chocolate” as “capturing the 1798 color requested by St. George Tucker for his home facing Courthouse Green, this deep brown is classic and understated.”

So the creation of the name "Tucker Chocolate" has nothing to do with this guy but he still thinks it's discriminatory?

Unbelievable.

25 posted on 06/29/2014 9:29:05 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: RegulatorCountry

You’re funny!


26 posted on 06/29/2014 9:30:03 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Remember to count the eggs, there are 16 of them,
so that makes 8 eggs which are 2/3s of a dozen
which added together adds up to 666! Got to mind the details. The Devil is in the details.


27 posted on 06/29/2014 9:30:53 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Rusty0604

I agree with him. Just yesterday I was in a paint store and noticed that they had a color called “black”. How could he be expected to work in such a hostile environment?


28 posted on 06/29/2014 9:33:29 AM PDT by NJRighty ("It's sick out there and getting sicker" - Bob Grant)
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To: Rusty0604

If your work environment is unsatisfactory, no problem, give notice and move on.


29 posted on 06/29/2014 9:33:41 AM PDT by all the best
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Tucker, who identifies himself in the suit as homosexual, claims that since he started at the company in 2011...

This guy is trolling for a settlement. I happen to know that Clinton Brown is part of Benjamin Moore's Historical Color collection (color code HC-67). The Historical Color collection has been available since at least 1990.

30 posted on 06/29/2014 9:35:03 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: 4yearlurker

Now called peach.


31 posted on 06/29/2014 9:35:24 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Rusty0604

How can I become a Benjamin Moore exec? During board meetings, employees were asked their favorite color. That’s the kind of exec experience I can bring to the job!


32 posted on 06/29/2014 9:36:22 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: NJRighty

They didn’t have on called “Indian Red” did they?


33 posted on 06/29/2014 9:36:41 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: molson209
where does the homosexual COMPLAINT fit in here???

The brown part.

34 posted on 06/29/2014 9:40:15 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Rusty0604

I didn’t find UPPITY BLACK anywhere on the paint list. So what’s his beef?


35 posted on 06/29/2014 9:41:01 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Obama - The Scandal a Week President.)
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To: Rusty0604

CRACKER WHITE irritated me but I got over it.


36 posted on 06/29/2014 9:43:09 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Obama - The Scandal a Week President.)
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To: Rusty0604

He will win.


37 posted on 06/29/2014 9:43:18 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Rusty0604

Another member of the permanently offended class.


38 posted on 06/29/2014 9:46:38 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Rusty0604

Fabulous Fuschia, Silver Sodomite, Trunk-Spelunk Tan, Carpet Munch Mango, Fudge Pack Purple?


39 posted on 06/29/2014 9:46:50 AM PDT by twister881
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which is owned by the conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway,

Gee, I wonder who runs Berkshire Hathaway ....

40 posted on 06/29/2014 9:47:01 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: Oliviaforever

Fudge Tucker. yeah that’s it.


41 posted on 06/29/2014 9:47:56 AM PDT by glyptol
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To: Rusty0604

“lamp black” is a twofer.


42 posted on 06/29/2014 9:49:18 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: twister881

LOL, if I ever open up a paint company I want you as my marketing manager.


43 posted on 06/29/2014 9:49:27 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: glyptol

LOL


44 posted on 06/29/2014 9:50:05 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604
They didn’t have on called “Indian Red” did they?

I don't think so, but I watched his younger brother, Danny 'Little Red' Lopez punch the snot out of Yoshinobu Goto at the Olympic Auditorium in '72.

45 posted on 06/29/2014 9:51:32 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Rusty0604

Reads like a Phil Hendrie episode.


46 posted on 06/29/2014 9:51:52 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Rusty0604

How did he know he was the only black homosexual? I know I never went around at work asking sexual preferences. Anyway is you have 10 blacks and one of them is gay that means 10% of the blacks employed are gay. That is above the national average. Did he imagine the company was providing a dating pool?


47 posted on 06/29/2014 9:53:38 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Starstruck

Yes, 7-10 times the national average.


48 posted on 06/29/2014 9:55:20 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Starstruck

“the company was providing a dating pool”

Isn’t that in the bill of rights?


49 posted on 06/29/2014 9:55:42 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Obviously looking for some “go away” money from the man.


50 posted on 06/29/2014 9:57:06 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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