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Discussion on: GitHub to replace racially-loaded terms (master, slave, blacklist and whitelist)

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Is this a joke? I'm not trying to be provocative here but surely this is just insane?
blacklist/whitelist isn't racially loaded at all. There's basically no way to make that argument.
Master/slave. Ok sure, MAYBE you could make that argument. but that implies that no other race has ever been enslaved?

This whole thing sort of seems like a massive virtue signal, to show "wow look how progressive we are" Without actually doing much of anything.

Changing some technical terms isn't going to end racism. It's just going to inconvinence some people. Might not even do that.