If you go to Google and type in American inventors you get back from Google pictures of the top American inventors of all time.
The #1 American inventor of all time is Lewis Howard Latimer, who, I just learned, worked with both Edison and Bell.
Thomas Edison is in 6th place and a well-tanned Alexander Graham Bell in 9th place, with ten black inventors rounding out the top dozen.
It’s shocking, but Steve’s right. If you Google “United States inventors” however, you get the expected results. This is also true if you switch to the Spanish version of Google and search Inventor Americano, the Spanish equivalent of American Inventor.
Why would Google want you to see different results for the same query based on your ethnicity? Sounds like racial profiling to me.
If Google wants to play those kinds of petty games, that’s its deal. Here’s the thing though: African Americans only make up 2% of Google. So we have a company that committed the ultimate virtue signal by firing James Damore for his falsely alleged “dislike of diversity.” Meanwhile this same company is steeply under-representing African Americans in real life while at the same time over-representing African Americans in search results, based on the searcher’s ethnicity.
That’s blatant hypocrisy. My boots are in the other room, excuse me.