Word List: Tier 1

Term: blackhat-whitehat

Definition

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Related Terms

  • None

Usage Context

Recommendation

Replace immediately.

Recommended Replacements

  • ethical hacker
  • unethical hacker, attacker

Unsuitable Replacements

  • None

Rationale

The terms white hat and black hat promote racial bias because black is used to indicate malevolence while white indicates ethical, positive behavior.

Term Status

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Supporting Content

Adapted from a recommendation originally published by the IBM Inclusive IT Language Initiative Words Matter working group.