Ex-Benjamin Moore Worker Sues Over 'Racist' Paint Names

By Martin Bricketto (June 30, 2014, 6:26 PM EDT) -- A former Internet marketing employee of Benjamin Moore & Co. has sued the company in New Jersey state court for alleged discrimination, claiming that the company mocked him with racially insulting paint colors such as "Clinton Brown" and "Tucker Chocolate."

In a June 19 complaint in Essex County Superior Court, Clinton Tucker, a 34-year-old black man who is gay, contends those paint colors were used to belittle him "in an almost unfathomable situation for a large, nationally-known company in the 21st century."

At least one of the colors, "Tucker Chocolate," was part of an online launch for Benjamin Moore's "Williamsburg" color...

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