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Toward Anti-Racist Technical Terminology

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The rootedness of racialized language in technical terminology has been a matter of tense critique for many years. Following their statement on Black Lives Matter, the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) has offered a guide to help Digital Humanities centers, labs, developers, and other technologists be mindful of the technical terminology embedded in the tools they use, and provide specific resources for using different terms. Although this guide draws attention to only 4 terms at the present, it will be expanded over time to include more terms and resources. How might digital scholarship continue to enact an anti-racist praxis?

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