Yes, you read that right. Warren Buffett, President Obama’s favorite billionaire, is being sued for racism. Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. owns Benjamin Moore Paints. Benjamin Moore is being sued by a former straight, white homosexual, black employee over some extremely offensive paint names. Yep, that’s how far we’ve fallen.
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.
By the way, Benjamin Moore also has a work environment that is hostile to minorities. But we’re sure you’d already figured that one out.
As it happens,Benjamin Moore picked the name of the color from the shutters on the St. George Tucker house in Virginia. As it happens, Tucker (St. George not Clinton) was a famous crusader to end slavery in the 1700s.
You really should follow the link to the original post and check out the comments, there are some classics.
- Announcing the new “Barack O” line of paints- you lay it on thick, but come the 1st rain it washes off like it has no substance at all…
- “Barack O” slogan: You didn’t paint that…
- If you like your paint you can keep your paint. Period.
- “Scandal Whitewash”
- Kerry Yellow.
- Obama Pink.
- Holder Slime Green.
- Syrian Line Red.
Shakespeare was right, “First we kill all the lawyers.” Feel free to take to the comments and help Benjamin Moore with some new paint names…