Benjamin Moore Sued Over Racist Paint Color

by Dave Blount | June 30, 2014 12:15 pm

Work is hard. Looting is much easier, so long as you aren’t a lowly heterosexual white male:

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.”

As with Indians, all references to the Confederacy are to be erased. If liberalism prevails, soon no one will remember it ever existed. That way the South can be eradicated as a cultural entity.

Tucker worked on a project to create a new line of paint colors. One of the shades was given the name “Tucker Chocolate.” …

The company already had a color named “Clinton Brown.” A co-worker pointed out the names of the two paint colors, which together contained Tucker’s first and last name, and thought it was funny, according to the lawsuit.

Having a sense of humor can get you in deep chocolate these days.

Tucker epitomizes the thin-skinned solipsism of the perpetually aggrieved. He assumes that “Tucker Chocolate” was named after him, and that the purpose was not to give him credit but somehow to insult him. Actually,

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.”

To ensure a generous jackpot, Tucker identifies himself as a homosexual in the suit.

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

Bean-counters in Human Resources have been falling down on the job. They had better stop letting themselves get distracted by merit when making hiring decisions.

Benjamin Moore also stands accused of not regarding Martin Luther King Day with sufficient reverence.

The greedy Tucker seeks both compensatory and punitive damages. I would credit him for his creativity, but the idea of attacking paint companies for producing racist colors is actually the brainchild of a Swedish schoolgirl.

This color is a thought crime.

On a tip from Sean C. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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