by Damjan Tutarkov
CNN has joined Twitter in calling for the dropping of certain terms associated with slavery or that “evoke racist notions about Black people.”
Some of these terms include “master bedrooms/bathrooms.” CNN argued while it remains “unclear whether the term is rooted in American slavery on plantations, it evokes that history.”
[…] The term “master bedroom” was first used in 1926, over sixty years after slavery was abolished.
“Blacklist” and “whitelist” are also problematic, according to CNN and Twitter, because even though the terms “don’t appear to be directly connected to race, some argue that they reinforce notions that black=bad and white=good.”