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June 30, 2014

A Black Guy Named "Clinton Tucker" is Suing Benjamin Moore Paints for Selling a Paint with the "Racially Offensive" Name "Tucker Chocolate"

The name "Tucker Chocolate" has nothing at all to do with him, of course. In 1798, a guy named St. George Tucker requested a particular shade of brown for his house. Benjamin Moore says their "Tucker Chocolate" recaptures that hue.

This guy, who formerly worked for Benjamin Moore, says that's "racially offensive," because his own name is Tucker. He is further outraged that they also market a color called "Clinton Brown," because that's his first name. He further says that when he brought up this outrage to coworkers, they thought "it" was funny.

I think they thought his crackpot conspiracy theories and sue-iness was funny.

But as they say: If only one man is offended...


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