A new study that used AI to analyze 2M+ contributions by ~365K developers on GitHub finds users with white-sounding names may have more success on the platform

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The majority of developers who post ideas on GitHub and the majority of individuals who comment on those ideas had names that the Waterloo researchers believed were white, despite the fact that they avoided assigning a particular reason to this phenomena of racial prejudice on GitHub. Furthermore, they discovered that when the persons responding to pull requests are from the same racial or ethnic group, developers who are thought to be Black, Hispanic, or Asian-Pacific Islander are more likely to have their pull requests approved.