Every holiday, and sometimes on days that aren’t holidays, Google engages its clever art department to create their now famous Google Doodles. Google Doodles are everything from animated pictures to short animated GIFs and videos. On Veteran’s Day, The Google Doodle showed, naturally, veterans. Here it is:
What do you notice about this picture? If you’re like most people, probably not much except that it’s respectful of our veterans and it shows the diversity of both the military and of the American people – but that’s the problem.
Racists took to Twitter complaining that the picture wasn’t representative of the military because it *gasp* showed people of color.
— young ned stark (@drewmistak) November 11, 2015
— Jo⭐ (@timeforgravy) November 11, 2015
— Todd Sweeney (@SomeKindaBoogin) November 11, 2015
— Sam Matthews (@smatthews1999) November 11, 2015
— kataisa (@kataisa) November 12, 2015
— Hypes (@OvermanHyperion) November 12, 2015
— Richard Freese (@RickFrees) November 11, 2015
— DemRascals (@DemRascals) November 11, 2015
Okay, the majority of veterans are white, but who cares? White people are overrepresented in almost every segment of society. White people dominate “liberal” Hollywood. People of color are underrepresented in Congress and in State Houses and in boardrooms and we’re supposed to just accept that or be accused of being politically correct, but hey, if a silly little cartoon overrepresents people of color, that’s injustice. Besides, plenty of people of color have died for our country. Patriotism has no skin color.
Featured image via Twitter screen capture.