Black Lives Matter
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Black Lives Matter is a human rights movement, originating in the African-American community, that campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people.
Many tech companies, such as GitHub, Twitter, Google, Apple, and even Python and Go developers replaced insensitive terms with neutral and more socially acceptable alternative terminology. IBM and Microsoft have joined to this flash mob.
Twitter’s effort is a part of a growing movement to replace software terms inspired by the language of slavery and oppression with more inclusive alternatives.
One of Amazon Go stores in Seattle was attacked by looters participating in the protest. According to Reddit users, the protesters were billed for the stolen goods.
Due to mass protests against racism in the USA, many companies began to approach this problem globally and eradicate racism even in code. For example, by replacing "whitelist" and "blacklist" with "allowlist" and "blocklist."
The Blackout Tuesday movement helps people express solidarity and support for police brutality victims, but adding #BlackLivesMatter hashtag to posts may harm the movements because they hide vital information for activists.
CD Projekt RED made the same decision as Google, Electronic Arts, and Sony, and postponed their presentation for two weeks due to mass protests in the United States.
Mass protests over the death of George Floyd continue in the US. Although police officer Derek Chauvin, who is suspected of killing George Floyd, has already been arrested, protestants are looting in Louis Vuitton and Gucci stores and steal iPhones and Mercedes cars.