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Google being racists?
Google Start page ^ | 07/07/2012 | freeatlanta

Posted on 08/07/2012 7:32:25 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta

Maybe it's an accident, or maybe some insensitive punk slipped one by the honchos, but the Google start page today looks like a black man standing on a watermelon. Blacks and watermelons is a very old stereotype.

Even worse, it is animated. Google Those wacky lefties at Google (90%plus donation to Democrats).


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: google; racists; thatsracist; watermelon
I suspect it will get changed and disappear from their archives once it gets a little bad press.
1 posted on 08/07/2012 7:32:39 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta
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To: FreeAtlanta
Yeah...that's very unfortunate. Somebody wasn't looking very close at this graphic.

Of course...I'm skeptical whether anybody working at Google is actually old enough to remember/understand the stereotype. The children at Google are imbued with many, many intellectual deficits, of which this may be just one.
2 posted on 08/07/2012 7:37:14 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: FreeAtlanta

Is the track reddish? Are the sidelines green? Just wondering.


3 posted on 08/07/2012 7:37:31 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: FreeAtlanta
I think its ridiculous.

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4 posted on 08/07/2012 7:38:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: FreeAtlanta
You're not the first one to notice this.
5 posted on 08/07/2012 7:45:30 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

You’d have to really reach to say that the track he’s running on looks like a watermelon.


6 posted on 08/07/2012 7:48:48 AM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I don’t see it that way. It looks like a track. The green is just carried over from the green in the background.

I can see how someone would interpret it that way, but that’s true with just about anything. And tracks ARE that color.


7 posted on 08/07/2012 7:51:08 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I don’t see it that way. It looks like a track. The green is just carried over from the green in the background.

I can see how someone would interpret it that way, but that’s true with just about anything. And tracks ARE that color.

Now, if they had him EATING a watermelon while he ran, I’d feel a bit differently about it.


8 posted on 08/07/2012 7:51:45 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: arderkrag

I agree. Just looked like a track to me lined with grass.


9 posted on 08/07/2012 7:54:53 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: FreeAtlanta
Racists, or realists?
10 posted on 08/07/2012 7:56:48 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: FreeAtlanta

Can you just imagine the hell that would have broken loose if FoxNews had run that graphic?


11 posted on 08/07/2012 7:57:13 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: cuban leaf
The watermelon eating comes after the race, along with fried chicken and an orange soda to wash it down. Will Google show that?
12 posted on 08/07/2012 8:04:50 AM PDT by JPG (Mount your steeds. Nov '12 is for all the marbles.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I figured other people would question it, too. It looks like the slice of watermelon I had yesterday. Green on the outside, red on the inside, and with seeds.

If this were a conservative website, it would be a bad day for them.

13 posted on 08/07/2012 8:06:06 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: FreeAtlanta

GEEZ seriously, its just a fun little game. Why were you using “evil” Google anyway?


14 posted on 08/07/2012 8:06:28 AM PDT by fred4prez
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To: FreeAtlanta


15 posted on 08/07/2012 8:06:40 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: FreeAtlanta

GEEZ seriously, its just a fun little game. Why were you using “evil” Google anyway?


16 posted on 08/07/2012 8:06:52 AM PDT by fred4prez
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To: FreeAtlanta
Seems to be too much detail to be coincidental. Coupled with the monkey commercial, it does appear the racist libs. at the MSM are showing their true colors.
17 posted on 08/07/2012 8:21:04 AM PDT by kenmcg (t)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Oh good grief.


18 posted on 08/07/2012 8:27:02 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: FreeAtlanta

I see why you might conclude that it was purposeful, but I seriously don’t think there was any racist intent.

Besides, in this world nowadays, almost anything is considered racist.

Heck, if they had an animation of two little girls, one black and one white playing pattycake, it would be seen as a white on black beat-down.

EVERYTHING is racist.


19 posted on 08/07/2012 8:40:17 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Looks like a black guy on a watermelon to me.


20 posted on 08/07/2012 8:41:18 AM PDT by bgill
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To: SkyDancer

Do tracks have seeds on them?


21 posted on 08/07/2012 8:46:34 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Looks more like small rocks. I’m just saying that maybe people are looking for something that’s not there. So again, is the track reddish, are the sidelines green?


22 posted on 08/07/2012 8:49:35 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: FreeAtlanta

Is that Obama’s son?


23 posted on 08/07/2012 8:51:48 AM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Well I've got a white guy (or maybe a lesbian) on a basketball court and he's not jumping!

Where's the outrage!

24 posted on 08/07/2012 9:33:30 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Literals will believe anything.)
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To: arderkrag; All
I see it. The real track doesn't have divots so how do you explain the "seeds" in the Google image?

If this was Chik Fil A, Jesse Jackson would storm the castle.

25 posted on 08/07/2012 10:34:12 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Milton Miteybad

The intellectual deficits at Google go all the way to the childish old men at the top. The limo-liberals are going to wreck that business with ignorance just as they have done to the media industry.


26 posted on 08/07/2012 10:46:06 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SkyDancer
Looks more like small rocks.

Good one! A world-class Olympic track with rocks with rocks on it!

27 posted on 08/07/2012 10:50:07 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

It’s a drawing for crying out loud. The artist probably put those things that “look like rocks” for better definition of the track. Picky picky picky. I said “looks like small rocks” and that’s what they >look< like - I didn’t say they were. Read!


28 posted on 08/07/2012 11:07:47 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: newzjunkey

Seeds are black. The resemblance ends because of that, ergo, no watermelon.


29 posted on 08/07/2012 1:55:19 PM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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