I had never heard of the Paul Robeson variety of tomatoes, but was intrigued when I saw the plants at the Davis Square Farmers Market, so I bought some to set out. When I looked them up, I learned that they were bred in Siberia and are considered an heirloom variety (why?) in the grouping of black tomatoes. Along with Cherokee purple, for example. A brief search through the Yo, is this racist? site www.yoisthisracist.com does not reveal any previous discussions of racist plant names, but I could have missed it. It's nice that people want to pay tribute to PR, but that the person chose to give his name to a "black" tomato makes me a little uncomfortable. I guess the Siberia/time Robeson spent in Russia connection makes sense, though.