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In the world, there is continued violence and prejudice against under-represented groups that undermine belonging and equality.
Airbnb Engineering strives to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. Team members worked with employees from affected communities to address non-inclusiv...
Airbnb wants to eliminate non-inclusive terminology. So they measured the usage of non-inclusive terminology in the code, then addressed the problem in two ways:
For the initial terms, members of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) sourced offensive word lists and implemented these improvements. ERGs provided a dedicated space for employees to join around shared characteristics, interests, and life experiences. For example, Black@ represents African-American ...
Driving non-inclusive terminology is part of a larger effort in the technology community to make engineers from all backgrounds feel heard and valued.
By eliminating non-inclusive terminology that does not reflect the values of Airbnb, they show that everyone belongs and that they are seen ...
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