"Slave" and "Master" terms removed from photography terms?

2 months 4 days ago #687487 by Don Granger
Well this was an interesting read.  I just read an article that was shared to me that suggested we need to remove "Slave" and "Master" from photography terms.  OK, I'm all for equality, but isn't this getting a little overboard?   https://petapixel.com/2020/06/06/its-time-to-end-the-terms-slave-and-master-in-photography/

There are so many industries that use these terms (think about hard drives) by all, regardless of color.  I have never meet a person of color who shared with me that they were offended by these terms.  

I don't know, I may be wrong, but I'm just sharing my opinion.  


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2 months 4 days ago #687489 by Nikon Shooter

Don Granger wrote:  I have never meet a person of color who shared with me that they were offended by these terms.   



Me neither… I'm all with you on this.

Slave and master I never considered a race thing but 
an IT terminology and an "adult  role play" situation
IYKWIM!

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2 months 4 days ago #687496 by Don Granger
I figured some would agree, just to far of a stretch.  I was talking to a good friend of mine this morning about this.  And he happens to be a very dark person of color.  Aside from him making a joke about it, he found zero offense about it and even mentioned that this was a stretch.  


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2 months 4 days ago #687498 by garyrhook
Um, no. That's ridiculous.

The term "slave" is used ubiquitously in computer engineering and other fields. It means someone's in charge, and that's it.

#againwiththeeyerolls

Couldn't resist. Posted a comment on the article.


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2 months 4 days ago #687508 by icepics
The article is one person's opinion and I'm not sure where Petapixel got it; they often rewrite or share info. that seems to be not much more than clickbait. The person who wrote the op-ed seems to be reading meaning into the terms differently than intended, and doesn't have to use those terms if she doesn't want. Not that other photographers will know what she's talking about if she calls those things something else, but that seems up to her.

Maybe there would be a better term than 'slave' but I think 'master' in particular has a variety of meanings and is used for a lot of things (a master list, a Master's degree, etc. etc.). Seems like a bit much to say it shouldn't be used in photography.

Sharon
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2 months 4 days ago #687510 by Juan Anthony
Huh?  No.  This is silly.  


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2 months 3 days ago #687516 by KenMan
Media is fueling all of this.  


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2 months 3 days ago #687517 by Nikon Shooter

KenMan wrote: Media is fuelling all of this.  


… and the time is just right? Bad move!

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2 months 3 days ago #687521 by Ian Stone
The world has gone mad.  Even if that was one persons opinion, why on earth would PetaPixel publish something like that?  

I'm tired of hearing about this racial crap, a cop shot a bad person who was high on drugs wrongfully.  The cop deserves what he has coming.  But do you know that more white people who are innocent are killed by cops each year than people of color?  


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2 months 3 days ago #687524 by Nikon Shooter
When I was a turbulent teenager, there was a joke running a-
mong us. "Why are there 2 cops in a patrol car in the city?
Because patrols must have a 9th grade of schooling!"

I am white, Canadian. and I never had an issue with race — an
other joke goes: "I hate everybody equally!"

If the actual commotion helps save people from abusive beha-
viour, this is what is needed. A man is killed, that makes it a vic-
tim. A black man (or other race) is killed, it is still a victim and
not a black victim. This is not, in my view, a racial problem but
a very bad societal one.

Granted, many communities have an history… and bad memories
but people are people and all should have the right to be treated
equally… it is in most countries constitutions.

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