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Re: [csswg-drafts] Change three color names (#5284)

From: Theresa O'Connor via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 17:32:03 +0000
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I should note that Crayola [renamed Indian Red to Chestnut](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_red_(color)) 21 years ago:

> At the request of educators worried that children (mistakenly; see [Etymology](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_red_(color)#Etymology)) believed the name represented the [skin color](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_metaphors_for_race) of [Native Americans](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous_peoples_of_the_Americas), Crayola changed the name of their crayon color *Indian Red* to *Chestnut* in 1999. [[5](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_red_(color)#cite_note-5)]

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