Scotland Yard ban word "whitelist" because it is deemed racist

From the UK Sun:

The computer term whitelist — used to denote a list of acceptable contacts — has also been outlawed.
In an email, Scotland Yard warned staff the words were no longer “appropriate”.
Security services chief Brian Douglas wrote: “IB (Information Board) are uncomfortable with the use of the term Whitelist (and I presume Blacklist).
“I am sure we can appreciate the sensitivity around the use of such terminology today so please ensure it is no longer used.” He suggested using green and red list instead.
Sources at the Met — where 20 officers are under investigation over alleged racism — branded the decision “bizarre”. . . .



Blogger Fauxcahauntus said...

Foolishness worthy of the DOJ under Eric Holder.

5/07/2012 11:50 AM  
Blogger Ron said...

To play the game against them; shouldn't someone of American Indian decent contact Scotland Yard and tell them that they would take umbrage to "red list"?

- SB

5/07/2012 2:09 PM  
Blogger Windy Wilson said...

And in other news, Scotland Yard bans the playing of "White Christmas" within earshot of police because it is racist.

5/07/2012 8:11 PM  

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