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Re: language matters [formerly Re: WoN Re: Public consultation on EU digital principles]

From: Phillip D. Long <phil@rhzconsulting.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2021 13:30:17 -0400
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To: "msporny@digitalbazaar.com" <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
+1 100% supportive of this suggestion. Long overdue. 

Phil

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> On Aug 13, 2021, at 12:18 PM, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:
> 
> On 8/13/21 11:47 AM, Brent Zundel wrote:
>> I would like to echo Orie and also add my encouragement that we avoid using
>> the terms blacklist and whitelist and replace them with denylist and 
>> allowlist.
> 
> +1
> 
> I'm also supportive of Orie's and Brent's encouragement to the group to move
> away from these terms.
> 
> I know that I have personally cringed for years when hearing people use the
> language but never really felt empowered to speak up about it. So, I'm
> thankful to Orie and Brent for broaching the topic.
> 
> If the move away from blacklist/whitelist and master/slave in the tech
> industry is a new concept to you, this article might be helpful:
> 
> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.marketplace.org/2020/06/17/tech-companies-update-language-to-avoid-offensive-terms/__;!!IKRxdwAv5BmarQ!MvtxbeTrlsryW-3XnR_HpHIP1YJHgOkq_JkXWQslUSD9MGfiWs7ThorgIwfJDaw$ 
> 
> -- manu
> 
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