Bart Veneman

Creator of Project Wallace, analytics for CSS. <noscript>-fanboy. Serverless clearfix engineer. I can lift node_modules twice my own weight.

Inclusive language

Inclusive language plays a critical role in fostering an environment where everyone belongs. At Twitter, the language we have been using in our code does not reflect our values as a company or represent the people we serve. We want to change that. #WordsMatter

We’re starting with a set of words we want to move away from using in favor of more inclusive language, such as:

— Twitter Engineering (@TwitterEng) July 2, 2020
Avoid non-inclusive language Prefer inclusive versions
Whitelist Allowlist, safelist
Blacklist Denylist
Master/Slave Primary/Secondary, Primary/Replica
Man hours Engineer hours
Sanity check Quick check, coherence check
Dummy value Placeholder value, sample value