Replace black/white list terms with more descriptive language
There are always better words to choose from than connotated
language which can be either offensive or associating one
people's color with something bad.
This commit is also a first step in acting, following our
As a distributed company that calls many countries home, we have
been shocked and saddened by the death of George Floyd and the police
response to the protests.
People of color are being murdered and brutalized by police with few
consequences. Gradle stands in solidarity with protesters demanding
We urge governments worldwide, including the US federal, state, and
local governments to act swiftly and meaningfully to address the root
cause of these protests and take immediate measures to stop unlawful
killings by police.
Gradle folks across the company have donated thousands of dollars to
organizations working to address racism and systemic injustices in the
world and Gradle will be evaluating within our own organization how to
If you would like to do something, please consider:
- Donating money to Amnesty International, Black Visions Collective,
NAACP LDF, or National Bail Fund.
- Volunteering time with organizations in your local community that
fight for equality and justice
- Writing to your government representatives