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I decided to catalogue examples of engineers– primarily software developers– being asked to change a name to avoid being racist, sexist, transphobic, ableist, or otherwise bigoted. About half of these examples come from responses to my AskMetaFilter question.

Note: This list is not any sort of exhaustive or representative sample. I offer it as a starting point for anyone interested in reading more about how tech communities respond. If you find any links that should be added, please don’t hesitate to send me an email.

There’s a TON of 2020 Pull Requests about this, so I am going to pick some of them.