On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 7:41 AM Paul Frields <stickster(a)gmail.com> wrote:
The issue at hand is not removing the word "black" from
use; let's not
cloud the actual topic. We are looking at the case of
"whitelist/blacklist" as a metaphor for "good/bad." For example,
"black box" has no such issue as that usage is unambiguously about
visibility. Here's a good writeup on this and surrounding issues, and
I recommend taking the time to read and understand it:
Ok, I read it. He uses lots of flowery language and big words. I even
agreed up until I got here:
"...it is a good-evil metaphor and therefore entirely based in racism."
Right there the writer directly connects good/evil with race without
further justification and I don't think it is justifiable.
Ok I intended to stay out of this conversation because I knew it would get
me riled up, but I let this pull me back in. I do not plan to respond again.