It has been said that language, the spoken and written words we use to communicate and create unified social action, is the core of humanity.
By this definition, what does our use of racially problematic language in technology today say about us as humans, our values, and the direction we are going as a society?
The United States is in the midst of a resurgence to contend with racism that was spurred by events such as the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other innocent Black lives.
Comparing the use of language in technology to murder may seem…
Claire Gibeau is a Technical Program Manager at Groupon, the global e-commerce marketplace connecting customers with local merchants.