I'll agree with the previous two comments. I tend to try and be inclusive to everyone
(with a few exceptions) but overreacting here won't fix anything. I'll do my best
to follow whatever guidelines/changes are needed but I'd rather everyone just be
reasonable adults in the first place, and not much in IT has anything to do with race etc
as the internet tends to be international with people of all races contributing quite a
On that note if anyone feels I've excluded them (in the past or future) it probably
wasn't intentional ping me and we can hopefully sort it out.
On June 23, 2020 6:23:03 PM CDT, s40w5s(a)gmail.com wrote:
I tend to lean in your direction on this Richard, but I don't
feel strongly about it enough to object to rephrasing things to suit
some. In the larger context, doing nothing and sticking with what we
currently have is also a viable option as this does feel a bit "knee
jerk" in it's context. (ie... response to a single comment, and
additional corporate influence to look correct in light of today's
environment). Personally, I think if we took Greg's suggestion about
having a grammar and dictionary plugin on the WP site prompt us about
sensitive words that would go a long way. But more importantly if we as
a group wish to have some positive influence on the discussion, we
should be promoting more diversity and equality throughout the magazine
and indeed the Fedora organization wherever we can.
Also, to add to what you are saying, forcing someone to a POV doesn't
succeed in winning them over. It's only through communication and idea
sharing that we can break down these barriers, and learn from each
other. Education, Equity, Empathy are the beginning steps. The Fedora
Foundations are a good starting point to work from.
On Tue, 2020-06-23 at 17:05 -0500, Richard Shaw wrote:
> Ok, so as the writer of the article here are my thoughts...
> I'm OK with changing the term if it add clarity, but I'm against
> it just because it contains the name "black".
> It's a color. There are black pens, marks, crayons, etc (as far as
> reference to the color).
> Blacklisting something (or someone) has a long history of use (at
> least in
> English) which has nothing to do with race.
> I don't see changing this particular article as a problem, but rather
> as a
> stepping stone to a run-away issue for which there is no solution and
> not in favor of "cleansing" language to appease people who can't help
> themselves from being offended even when there's no reason to be.
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