I just started to rename all my git branches.

I refuse to use development. Now I call them apprentice.
I refuse to use staging. Now I call them fellow.
Hence the leading branch is called master without a racist association.

Don't get me wrong. I know as a white European and especially a German it easy to say and I know it's easy to be misunderstood and that I grew up pretty privileged in contrast to other people. I don't say, that racism is not real. I don't say that harassment, suppression, branding and prejudices aren't real.

I know that there is no such thing as equality or eye level. For more than 35 years, I've witnessed and experienced hostility myself for just being who you are. (1/2)

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But sometimes, a word is just a word. And many words must be seen in context.

Yes, the master branch can be seen in a master-slave relationship or as a progressive term from apprentice (i.e. immature) to master (i.e. stable and grown) code.

I personally have never associated blacklist and whitelist with racism. I think, these terms are more related to go-area and no-go-areas (as seen in contamination scenarios) than to oppression. (2/2)

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