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wording: avoid blacklist/whitelist stereotypes #5546

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@bagder bagder commented Jun 9, 2020

Instead of discussing if there's value or meaning (implied or not) in
the colors, let's use words without the same possibly negative
associations.

Instead of discussing if there's value or meaning (implied or not) in
the colors, let's use words without the same possibly negative
associations.
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@tiran tiran commented Jun 10, 2020

Come on, stop contributing to the hypocrites gaining popularity. It's just a waste of time for many users and developers.

A brand new, just 20h old sockpuppet account, how novel.

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@bagder bagder commented Jun 10, 2020

Here are some references. Doing this change is easy and functionality-wise totally harmless. I don't see why we couldn't just change the wording if there's even just a risk that the use of these phrases actually are doing things worse for a minority.

If the only argument against it is but x-list is not racist then I will choose to ignore that argument.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/uk-ncsc-to-stop-using-whitelist-and-blacklist-due-to-racial-stereotyping/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6148600/
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=981129#c16

Thanks for playing. I'm merging this now.

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@danielgustafsson danielgustafsson commented Jun 10, 2020

Be better than this, please. @bagder did the absolute right call.

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