re: Please, don't politicize DEV! VIEW POST

re: I respectfully disagree with your disagreement. Being a professional means that you need to remove all your emotions, beliefs, opinions and everyt...

I think that asking people to just check their emotions opinions and beliefs at the door for 8 hours a day is asking too much. ( in the case of religious beliefs that might be actually impossible )

From my personal view the bar for professionalism is being able to raise the issue in a reasoned and calm manner. Throwing a tantrum is unprofessional, raising an objection about something and having a discussion is ok. I fully expect people to have ridiculous requests. I work in IT after all, ridiculous requests is what I call all the emails from management :P ! But joking aside if something is extreme it should be shot down.

As I said I don't personally agree with the entire master/slave controversy (and just don't understand the blacklist thing as it's not related to slavery as far as I know) but the question that I judge it by is this: Does it cause harm-confusion to change? And is so how does this stack up against the discomfort to the people raising the issue. For me the answer in this case is a solid meh and a shrug. I don't care what we call them anywhere near enough to draw a line in the sand over the change.

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