“We need to stop saying ‘blacklist’ and ‘whitelist’” and use ‘blocklist’ and ‘allowlist’ instead, because it insults Black people to use ‘black’ as a metaphor for ‘blocked’.


We used “allowlist” and “blocklist” instead of “blacklist/whitelist” on my team - and the world did not end.
It was a small thing.
I’m suspicious of anyone who pushes back on such a small change.
If it helps include and welcome more people, and doesn’t cause harm, then just do it.

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