Racial slur on sofa label stuns family

Posted on April 7, 2007 

Racial slur on sofa label stuns family

Mother had to explain to daughter, 7 origin of ‘totally unacceptable’ word on wrapping of furniture built overseas

When the new chocolate-coloured sofa set was delivered to her Brampton home, Doris Moore was stunned to see packing labels describing the shade as “Nigger-brown.”

Moore, 30, who describes herself as an African-American born and raised in New York, said it was her 7-year-old daughter who pointed out the label just after delivery men from the Mississauga furniture store left.

“She’s very curious and she started reading the labels,” Moore explained. “She said, `Mommy, what is nig … ger brown?’ I went over and just couldn’t believe my eyes.”

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