[R] Inappropriate color name

Lainey Gallenberg |@|neyg@||enberg @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Nov 16 20:31:14 CET 2020


Thanks for the information. I am glad to learn the etymology of the word is
not related to the offensive terms used in the US and Canada. Personally, I
would prefer if R took Crayola's route and changed the name to avoid this
mistake in the future, but perhaps this sentiment is not shared by others.


On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 9:46 AM Mitchell Maltenfort <mmalten using gmail.com>

> According to Wikipedia -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_red_(color)
> -- "Indian red" refers to a pigment from India.
> The Wikipedia page reports that Crayola were concerned about the mistaken
> etymology so used the name "Chestnut"
> On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 1:39 PM Lainey Gallenberg <
> laineygallenberg using gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm hoping someone on here knows the appropriate place/contact for me to
>> lodge a complaint about a color name in the "colors" function. I was
>> shocked to see there are four named color options that include the term
>> "indianred." Surely these colors can be changed to something less
>> offensive- my suggestion is "blush." How can I find out who to contact
>> about making this happen?
>> Thank you in advance for any suggestions.
>> Sincerely,
>> Elaine Gallenberg
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