Support the news

Coders Push To Remove 'Master' And 'Slave' From Computer Terminology03:36


As employees at tech companies join the movement against racial injustice, some are calling attention to the language of the industry itself.

The head of Microsoft's GitHub, the web's biggest site for software developers, says they will retire the decades-old coding terms "master" and "slave" after a group of coders called out the terminology for its racist connotation.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Shirin Ghaffary, a reporter for Recode.

This segment aired on July 7, 2020.


Support the news

Support the news