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Offline Cincinnatus

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Suing Over Racist Paint Color
« on: November 21, 2013, 01:45:04 AM »
This would be funny if it weren't for the fact it's real.

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The 14-year old discovered the paint sold by Universal Color and Chemicals at school. She said that it was "sick" that the term 'skin-colour' was used to describe beige.

She has taken her complaint to the Equality Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen) arguing that the term 'skin colour' is racist and has the backing of her family as well as her school.

"By renaming beige to skin colour they show that there is a whiteness norm in society," Thyra,14, told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

She added; "It is completely sick that they just rename beige to skin colour when black and brown are also that."

Her father said his daughter was motivated, in part, to take the motion to the Equality Ombudsman by her sister but added that he didn't think the company had named the paints in a deliberately racist way.

"Her little sister has brown skin but according to the paint manufacturer she has no skin colour...I think (the company) just looked at themselves and imagined that's what skin was," he told the newspaper.

As a result of the teen's report to the Equality Ombudsman the school have started a debate on racism.

Universal Color and Chemicals have yet to comment on the complaint.

Sweden's Equality Ombudsman is a government agency which acts to stamp out discrimination and promote equal rights. It made the headlines in June when the government ordered it to relocate their headquarters to a north Stockholm suburb with a high concentration of immigrants.


http://www.thelocal.se/20131110/skin-colour-paint-reported-as-racist

Doggone it that's what this country needs: an Equality Ombudsman. It's a wonder that Obama doesn't already have a czar for that office.

Btw, is "honkie" a skin color?
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Re: Suing Over Racist Paint Color
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2013, 02:49:07 AM »
This would be funny if it weren't for the fact it's real.

http://www.thelocal.se/20131110/skin-colour-paint-reported-as-racist

Doggone it that's what this country needs: an Equality Ombudsman. It's a wonder that Obama doesn't already have a czar for that office.

Btw, is "honkie" a skin color?


Of course it is! Remember the Panthers? They'd call you greymeat, so we got a colour.

Humbrol makes model enamels. One of their colours used to be called "flesh pink." That got renamed back in the 90's, IIRC.
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Re: Suing Over Racist Paint Color
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2013, 08:16:57 AM »
Of course it is! Remember the Panthers? They'd call you greymeat, so we got a colour.

One of their colours used to be called "flesh pink." That got renamed back in the 90's, IIRC.

What would the skin color "cracker" look like? :shrug:
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Re: Suing Over Racist Paint Color
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2013, 09:14:44 AM »
The Crayola crayons of my childhood had a flesh tone, now called "peach."
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Re: Suing Over Racist Paint Color
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2013, 09:43:08 PM »
[[ Sweden's Equality Ombudsman is a government agency which acts to stamp out discrimination and promote equal rights. It made the headlines in June when the government ordered it to relocate their headquarters to a north Stockholm suburb with a high concentration of immigrants. ]]

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Sweden's Equality Ombudsman is a government agency commited to national, racial and cultural suicide and which promotes the end of Western Civilization and the takeover of the nation by islam...

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Re: Suing Over Racist Paint Color
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2013, 05:21:35 AM »
What would the skin color "cracker" look like? :shrug:

White with a band of red near the top, of couse!
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