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

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Greg Bowler • Edited on

I can see how master/slave could be problematic, but the "master" branch doesn't imply that there are slave branches, and certainly isn't racially loaded, just like a master bedroom doesn't imply there are slave bedrooms.

Either way, it doesn't really make any difference, and seems like a hollow gesture to me, but if it means that diversity increases on GitHub, then I'm all for it.