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Discussion on: Replacing master with main in Github

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Femi Bankole

This really hits the nail on the head.

I'm a black software engineer and I don't find the use of the word "master" offensive, in any way whatsoever, and neither do any of my black developer friends.
In my opinion, it's an unnecessary change that doesn't make blacks in the tech industry any better. I heavily doubt that there was once a black dev that quit programming just because he/she ran into GitHub's "master" term.
I also doubt if there can even be any measurable impact aside from the PR and social points GitHub is getting by implementing this change.

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Godstime Osarobo

I totally agree. Like honestly, I saw this post the other day and
started questioning whether I'm black because I didn't see it this way.

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Olyuenhyang

Same here. I'm Brown, and I think this kind of fetish that these so-called SJWs have with derogatory terms like "Person of Color" (what, do White people not have any colour?) as well as segregating the world into "Whites" vs "non-Whites" (never mind that the "non-Whites" part consists of Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis. Turks, Australian Aboriginals and so) is honestly dehumanising. Shameful and reprehensible. I'd rather have to deal with an outright racist than with these closet racists.

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Godstime Osarobo

Well said!