[Rspamd-Users] Is RSPAMD racist?

Jered Floyd jered at convivian.com
Tue Jun 23 13:56:11 UTC 2020

RSPAMD isn't racist, but it's (unintentionally, historically) using terminology that perpetuates racial bias.

The simple answer is to move to allowlist and denylist.  It's a relatively simple change.  We should do it.  The deprecated terms can remain for compatibility.

Please don't start in with "well actually"-ing and arguing that people are being overly sensitive, or it's not meant like that, or whatever lame conservative snowflake response you want to jump in with -- that behavior *is* actually racist.

When someone yells, "Ow! You're standing on my foot!", you get off their foot.  You don't say, "well, actually, I'm really only on the edge of your shoe and probably only your large toe; let's have a discussion about the merits of me moving my foot."  You get off their fucking foot.


----- On Jun 22, 2020, at 11:37 PM, Rob Gunther redrob at gmail.com wrote:

> We received our first complaint today about RSPAMD being racist.
> Apparently using the terms whitelist & blacklist are offending people.
> Is the industry that are currently using the terms whitelist & blacklist
> moving to other terms? Something that people find less offensive these days?
> I would assume these two words will soon be bad things, the industry I
> assume will be coming up with some other terms.
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