My company is developing a management tool for managing SIM cards. One of the features of the tool is to block the SIM card if it's put into a disallowed device by device IMEI validation.
The feature for this was mocked up using the terms blacklist and whitelist. However, after a while someone raised the point that these terms could feel a bit controversial.
The advantage of using these terms is that they are clean and easily understandable, but then again if they could invoke any racial issues we don't want anything to do with them.
So far we've come up with these possible alternatives:
- Blocked List
- Unblocked List
- Allowed List
And honestly, we're not very excited for any of these words.
Are blacklist and whitelist controversial? Are there better words we could use?