Can we simply revise the commit message to something neutral like "Removed specific reference to Strunk and White in favor of generic urge for language clarity."

That's all the change actually was; there's no need for the other debate or broad political background.

On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 3:28 PM Rhodri James <> wrote:
On 29/06/2020 17:24, Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer wrote:
> Threads like these are meaningless, does not provide any learning
> value and is nowhere near the single vs double quote thread.

I'm afraid I couldn't disagree more.  Since the PSF has seen fit to make
a political statement (re Black Lives Matter, and I don't particularly
disagree with either the statement or the choice of making it), threads
like these are both inevitable and necessary.  When such statements are
made, it is generally a good idea to be reasonably sure that the
community one is representing is broadly OK with that statement.  (I
speak in vague terms because you will never get 100% agreement from
anyone on anything!)

The commit message that sparked this all was, quite unnecessarily, a
political statement.  The threads have demonstrated that it is not even
vaguely universally accepted, so it being in the PEPs repository (not
just a PR, it's there, public, and effectively representing you and me)
is a problem.  That it's still there now is pretty unacceptable in my book.

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