April 1, 2017

"When I started, I was thinking of how there’s a lot of animosity toward diverse communities of people in the world right now."

"So I wanted to draw something that I hoped would show that we can all get along well, and that it’s possible for us to be happy with each other. I want everyone try to be more open, accepting, and respectful to people. You don’t know what they’ve been through – and they don’t know what you’ve been through — so we all deserve respect from each other."

Said Sarah Harrison, the Connecticut 10th grader who won this year's Doodle 4 Google Contest.

79 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Buy the World a Coke.

Owen said...

Cue music from "It's A Small World, After All." Did she get permission to appropriate those protected cultural archetypes?

Tank said...

Is there a lot of animosity toward diverse communities of people in the world right now?

WTF kind of gobbledygook is that?

A young head already full of a truckload of BS.

surfed said...

Good tenth grade stuff. Appropo to being fifteen years old. Well done.

david rieck said...

brainwashed at such an early age

J2 said...

Good. But I'm not sure the differently-abled will be happy with it. Also 4 of 8 have their eyes closed.

Owen said...

Tank: although what you say is true, it's irrelevant. Those who enter these contests must play by the rules. Unless you base your submission on words and concepts like these, it will be buried at the bottom of the "Please Try Again" pile.

As Senator Warren would say, rigged.

Darrell said...

If I had a mansion
I'd fill up every space
With every kind of person
From every kind of place
And once inside my mansion
I'd burn it to the ground
So there would be no people
For miles and miles around
John M. Smyth, John M. Smyth

Laslo Spatula said...

Two handicapped people are pushed beyond the outward edges, and are a step behind the diverse able-bodied group: no one has their arm around them. Indeed, their bodies are turned away from the center the standing people create.

A third handicapped boy is at the edge of the standing group: he is missing an arm (at first I thought it was just poor drawing, but it seems to be a stump).

These three boys are the only white males.

Ostracized to varying degrees, and symbolically crippled.

I don't know: maybe one of the girls has a yeast infection, so it all equals out.

I am Laslo.

exhelodrvr1 said...

Which one has a suicide vest underneath their clothes?

Bob said...

Wonder if she's also trained to fall into a frothing rage at the sight of a MAGA hat or has a closet full of Black Bloc outfits for showing up at Trump rallies to "bash the fash." Maybe a bit too young for that at 10th grade...

AJ Lynch said...

Love of diversity elevates the minority races and thereby devalues the majority group in a country. A better depiction would have all the people with checkerboard faces or some such.

AJ Lynch said...

Heh good catch Lazlo!

J2 said...

Somewhat OT

Ever notice that COEXIST bumper stickers use a Coptic cross rather than a "plain" one. Hmm

J2 said...

Lazlo

The two differently-abled characters on the ends of the line-up don't get emblems on their chests.

That stump threw me too

Laslo Spatula said...

I was a bit perplexed by the prominence of the Jew: I expected the Muslim to be accorded the proximity of the center.

Then I realized: the Jew is Transgender.

That makes more sense.

I am Laslo.

Laslo Spatula said...

James Watt, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior, was once flagellated for saying "I have a black, a woman, two Jews and a cripple."

Now a cartoon depiction of that is considered Good Thought.

Maybe it is the inclusion of the Gay Representative.

I am Laslo.

rhhardin said...

If they all follow America's rules, it's not diversity.

Stilton Cheeseright said...

I habitually ignore the doodle. I wish I didn't have to use Google, or that I didn't think I have to use it. "Don't be evil" seems so naive now. Foolishness.

Paco Wové said...

"I wish I didn't have to use Google, or that I didn't think I have to use it."

I generally use DuckDuckGo for most of my Internet search needs. They claim not to track your search history. It's usually good enough, though Google results are more complete.

Mike Sylwester said...

The Black boy is as smart as Einstein because he understands that e=mc2.

Fernandinande said...

Wow! T-shirts! Nobody ever thought of that theme before!

But no gay kittens or disabled puppies. :-(

Stilton Cheeseright said...
I habitually ignore the doodle.


I can't ignore it because I never see it because it's blocked because it's a waste of bandwidth.

Angel-Dyne said...

surfed: Good tenth grade stuff. Appropo to being fifteen years old. Well done.

On the plus side - heartened to see that this was by a 10th grader. It's OK for a 10th grade girl to be silly and gooey.

On the down side - it's completely typical of Google doodle goodthink schmaltz, which is not, afaik, all done by 10th graders.

Sadly, the people with "coexist" stickers on their Priuses (or old Volvos or Subarus) aren't 10th graders, either.

Ambrose said...

Very nice for a 10th grader. She still has time to develop the healthy cynicism of the commenters here.

Unknown said...

Meanwhile, the left demonstrated their tolerance again at Congressman Chris Stewart's town hall meeting last night here in Utah, with the state Democrat party chair showing up and handing out Russian money to demonstrate that Trump is bought by the Russians.

Of course, they were quite polite in their screaming, yelling, waving of mass produced signs, shouting down, flinging things, etc. Your bog standard Democrat Riot light.

Stewart asked them point blank if they thought that their behavior was helping them win converts. They shouted him down.

The pictures are quite astonishing. Try this link for a sample image: Link here.

It's exactly what you might expect from a Democrat sponsored semi-riot.

--Vance

William said...

What do the shadows on the wall behind the group symbolize? I know it has something to do with world peace, but I don't get them. One looks like the bat symbol, and another one looks like cuckold horns....... How can you tell who's gay and who's straight. Perhaps if the Muslim figure were shown stabbing one of the other figures, the inclusivity of the group would be further emphasized.......How come Hindus and Buddhists don't have an easily recognized religious symbol, but Google does?

Humperdink said...

The tenth grade class be exposed to a bit of reality if Bibi would stop by to teach a lesson:

“If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel' ”. "

Angel-Dyne said...

Vance the Unknown: The pictures are quite astonishing. Try this link for a sample image: Link here.

Gee, I wonder what state she transplanted herself from?

Utah needs a blue-state refugee ban.

Fernandinande said...

T-shirts! Indicating their tribal affiliations! Wow!

Let's hear it for Sarah Harrison, whose vision of "a tribal future" is their contest winner! The google contest! Tribal! What tribe is in your wallet?

surfed said...

In my best Tom Hank's vouce - She's a fifteen year old girl fer' cryin' out loud. If she wasn't drawing this kind of sappy stuff I'd be worried. What a hoot reading the deep over-analyzation in the comments of a lovely drawing by a completely normal young lady in tenth grade.

Laslo Spatula said...

Jewish Chick: "That was fun, posing with all of you in the name of Diversity. How about we go somewhere and have lunch together?"

Gay Dude: "Fabulous! I know this little place that has the most divine pork cutlets!"

Muslim Chick: "Sorry: I can't eat pork. It is against my religion."

Jewish Chick: "Me too. I need to keep it Kosher."

Muslim Chick: "Kosher? Ha! I have to keep it Halal: that's the REAL thing, Allah be praised!"

Stump Dude: "Why don't we keep it simple? Let's just get some cheeseburgers..."

Jewish Chick: "Cheeseburgers? My meat and dairy cannot touch..."

Christian Chick: "And I'm Lactose Intolerant. Cheese gives me the diarrhea, real bad..."

Black Dude: "We could just go get some fried chicken..."

Cane Dude: "Won't work for me: I'm vegan."

Wheelchair Dude: "Yeah. Meat obstructs my bowels."

Christian Chick: "Surely there is some place we can all agree on, right?"

Muslim Chick: "Oh look, everybody: the White Christian Girl wants us all to just get along. Check your privilege, bitch."

Jewish Chick: "I don't think she meant any harm..."

Black Dude: "You white people ALWAYS think you ain't doin' any harm. It's all bullshit, ya hear?"

Gay Dude: "You think YOU'RE oppressed? Try being a gay boy from India..."

Stump Dude: "You all got it easy. I'm missing my arm. My right arm. And I was right-handed..."

Black Dude: "Oh, so now you gotta be a 'lefty'? Boo-fucking-hoo. Try being left-handed and BLACK..."

Christian Chick: "This is making me so sad..."

Black Dude: "Shut it, White Girl. We don't need you feeling sad for us, you patronizing Bitch..."

Wheelchair Dude: "You shouldn't talk to her that way..."

Black Dude: "Oh? Does Cripple Boy have a problem with a Black Man speaking his mind?"

Wheelchair Dude: "I'm in this wheelchair because I got hit in a crosswalk by a drunk driver. A BLACK drunk driver."

Jewish Chick: "I don't think any of this is being helpful.."

Muslim Chick: "Oh, look: the Jew is all High and Mighty. Maybe we should go have lunch at Auschwitz..."

Cane Dude: "Maybe we should all just go home..."

Gay Dude: "Wait! I think it is good, us being Honest. And -- in the name of Honesty -- I really want to suck your cock, Black Dude..."

Black Dude: "Fuck THAT. You're lucky I don't beat your ass back to your call-center, Hindu Boy..."

Christian Chick: "I'm going home, people..."

Muslim Girl: "You do that, infidel."

Christian Chick: "Hey! I was the only one willing to eat wherever you guys decided..."

Cane Dude: "That's just because you're bulimic, and would just throw it all up, anyway..."

Christian Girl: "That's because I don't want to be fat. NO ONE likes Fat People."

Black Dude: "You know -- I think White Girl might finally be right..."

I am Laslo.

Otto said...

I think Ann just punked us.

MathMom said...

♪♫♫ One of these things is not like the others ♫♪♫

Fernandinande said...

Unknown said...
The pictures are quite astonishing. Try this link for a sample image: Link here.


She ain't from around here. Well, maybe Durango.

The "San Juan Record" points out that all the locals have anti-Bear Ears bumper stickers and how'd you like it if the feds took 1/3rd of your county and declared it off-limits?

St. George said...

No old person.

And I don't even know what half those symbols stand for.

How about just a bunch of people together? Ala Rockwell's 'Four Freedoms.' That way you get to what's important--freedom of speech, worship, and freedom from want and fear. Not dividing people into interest groups who are always hustling for more money.

Otto said...

I think if Sarah wants to know what they have been through and help make this a better world, she should volunteer at the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

Lewis Wetzel said...

The only way to make a diverse population free of conflict is to reduce their differences to trivialities.

Lewis Wetzel said...

Do they have a symbol for whatever fucked-up thing R&B is?

Michael K said...

"A young head already full of a truckload of BS."

Bingo !

But this stuff is not as new as many think. My oldest daughter, in seventh grade, had the teacher stage a war crimes trial and the class convicted Harry Truman for dropping the Atomic Bomb.

That daughter will be 50 in May.

Wilbur said...

Whenever I see one of those COEXIST bumper stickers I want to tell the driver "Hey buddy, don't tell me. Tell the people who want to cut off my genitals and crucify me simply because I am an American."

Gee, maybe if we would just disarm, we'd set an example that the world would follow. The key word is, of course, maybe. I'm not taking that chance.

Marc Puckett said...

"Many people will think it inappropriate to be messing about in a time of global crisis."

Original Mike said...

"Which one has a suicide vest underneath their clothes?"

We know which one, not that I'm profiling or anything.

virgil xenophon said...

Bob@7:34AM

"Maybe a bit too young for that at 10th grade.."

You poor deluded optimistically naive fool..

David said...

How sweet.

I would have liked to see faces less infantile.

And perhaps an American soldier in uniform, just in case.

Lewis Wetzel said...

It is, of course, a contradiction in terms to say that you will not tolerate intolerance. In fact the statement explicitly endorses intolerance.
If you have all those people in the drawing -- people with religious differences, the handicapped, different ethnicities -- and they are not allowed to have conflicts over what makes them different from one another, what are they allowed to have conflict over? There are people, individuals and in groups, who have narrow differences of interest that we supposedly still celebrate. For example, you want to steal my money. I want to stop you from stealing my money.

Cacimbo Cacimbo said...

Wonder if this is the exact cartoon submitted or if Google loped off their representatives arm. Must have been embarrassing to them that even a 10th grader views Google as the hated cis white male.

Sebastian said...

Turn it into poster, put it up in Cairo or Khartoum or Mecca or Islamabad, stick around, and see how the locals appreciate you and your diversity.

Gahrie said...

How do you coexist with those who refuse to coexist with you?

mockturtle said...

Bob says: Wonder if she's also trained to fall into a frothing rage at the sight of a MAGA hat or has a closet full of Black Bloc outfits for showing up at Trump rallies to "bash the fash." Maybe a bit too young for that at 10th grade...

Exactly! Progs are the most intolerant people of all.

I don't think many of us are 'intolerant' or even unfriendly to any of these types of individuals. It's the identity politics we don't like and the government and media telling us what to think.

BTW, Laslo: Fine work at 8:52!

Gahrie said...

What do the shadows on the wall behind the group symbolize?

Most of them are hand signals signaling approval....hook'em horns, cowabunga, heavy metal...the one that looks like a bat is actually supposed to be a heart,,,,

Lyle Smith said...

Probably the worse google doodle ever. It's a record of our times though.

hombre said...

".... there's a lot of animosity toward diverse communities of people in the world right now."

"... there's a lot of (feigned outrage about) animosity toward diverse communities ...." There, fixed.

Marxist first target: education. Check!

Noticing that virtually all terrorists are Muslims, for example, does not reflect "animosity." Silly girl. Seditious Google.

Static Ping said...

So this is the diversity version of Shirt Tales?

Static Ping said...

I am curious in the most stupid way possible if this image would actually reflect 50% or more of the population in the United States. The Christian white girl and the black guy are the only ones that would be significant chunks of the population and I'm not sure if that would get to 40%. The rest of them probably do not add up to 5% combined.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

It's twee and silly, but she's a kid; give her a break. She draws better than I ever could, so there's that.

If I have a gripe about this, it would be that we currently do too much encouraging young people to comment on things they don't understand.

"A peaceful future" is a really, really complicated concept. It's not just people putting their arms around each other. 15 year olds are better off reading and absorbing and learning than being told how much "their voices matter" etc.

chuck said...

Boom! Oh well, bad luck.

mockturtle said...

Misplaced makes an important point. For decades we have held up youth as the epitome of wisdom when it has been clear throughout the millennia that wisdom comes from age and experience. I doubt that any of us here would assert that we were wiser when we were young than we are now.

mockturtle said...

Or as Alexander Pope famously put it:

We think our father fools, so wise we grow.
Our wiser sons, no doubt, will think us so.

The Cracker Emcee said...

Immediately thought of the Coexist bumper sticker when I saw the doodle yesterday. As rote and predictable as any Stalinist propaganda poster. This isn't a youthful vision of a better future, this is Youth dutifully regurgitating the orthodoxy hammered into them by the Establishment.

Laslo Spatula said...

"Welcome to our first session of "Transgender Immigrants in America." Being new to this country, I need to make you aware of the prejudice and hardships your gender status may cause you to face..."

"Hardships?"

"Yes: many people will look at you funny, to begin..."

"That is hardship?'

"It gets worse: a lot of people will even question which bathroom you can use..."

"Bathrooms in America -- they is indoors, right?"

"Ahhh... yes"

"With the running water and the toilet paper...?"

"Yes, bathrooms here are usually supplied with toilet paper..."

"What is this hardship? In my home country we shit outdoors and use our hands to complete the poopy business. It be good to shit indoors. With the toilet paper."

"Yes, America has many luxuries, but these do not negate the negative experiences many of you will suffer because of your transgender identity..."

"In my homeland they drop wall on you if you man who thinks you woman. Do they drop wall on you in America...?"

"No, it is more subtle than that -- subtle yet pervasive..."

"In MY home country they put burning rubber tire around you."

"Where I come from they sell you to tourists as Ladyboy for the butt-sex..."

"Where I came from they put big tree stick in my rectum. It hurt."

"Class, many Americans here WISH they could do such things, if only the Law didn't prevent them..."

"The Law here protect the Ladyboys? That is good law..."

"Yes: in my homeland the Law say they drop wall on you..."

"In MY home country the Law say we have no rights, so they put burning tires around us..."

"Where I came from the Law put big tree stick in my rectum. It hurt."

"Class, I understand you have experience hardships in your native lands. I just want to make sure you understand that America can be a cruel place, too...."

"Cruel, but with toilet paper...?"

"Yes..."

"I LIKE the American Cruelty..."

I am Laslo.

Michael K said...

Laslo, I loved it.

Not the tree in the rectum; the poem.

Arthur James said...

For me it registers as a part of the misguided education system believing it is their responsibility to conduct moral theology. This artistic effort is a product of a perverse educational system. The child means well--the message cannot be refuted, yet the very means and process of it coming into existence is a statement on why the educational system is in collapse. Roles and boundaries have been destroyed.

Laslo Spatula said...

"Not the tree in the rectum; the poem."

I believe the poem was Darrell.

I am Laslo.

mockturtle said...

Yes, anther Laslo masterpiece!

cronus titan said...

What animosity is she babbling about? Every day, we are told about people of diversity (which is a great Orwellian word) being targets of terrible acts, which rarely occur, and when they do, they occur in deep blue places like college campuses, Berkeley, etc. Nearly every time, they get exposed as a hoax.

Social Justice Warrior types are shocked because they believed their own bullshit -- that white people, especially men, are inherently evil, and diversity had grown so much that they would be able to stick it to the bad white people forever. Instead, the vast majority of people of any particular group are not that hateful, nor did they have the numbers they thought they did. Tough pill for them to swallow.

YoungHegelian said...

I'm glad that I have the google search bar in the browser so that I get to miss Google's latest attempt at a "corporate conscience" on their homepage.

Ya ever notice how when Lefties talk about how corporations should act with a "conscience" they never mean a religious one? I mean, whatever you might think of the particulars, Hobby Lobby does have a "social conscience".

ALP said...

Laslo S: James Watt, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior, was once flagellated for saying "I have a black, a woman, two Jews and a cripple."

*****************
BLAST from my past. I saw Watt speak at my dinky SUNY college years ago - early 1980's. With the recent riots and cancellations of speakers at universities these days, I can't help but think back fondly to the days when you could invite such people to speak and it just happens without incident.

ALP said...

Don't be so hard on the kid. I drew my share of "Don't Do Drugs" posters in grade school, only to turn out a big old pothead.

ALP said...

"Where I come from they sell you to tourists as Ladyboy for the butt-sex..."

My favorite line!

You are on fire Laslo - is it the exceptionally gray PacNW weather we have been having?

William Chadwick said...

Teach kids the basic tenets of libertarianism. You will never, never, NEVER have that kid of peaceful, live-and-let-live kind of world until people give up coercion. You want to buy the world a Coke? Fine. You want to force other people to buy the world a Coke? Not fine.

Laslo Spatula said...

Alp said:
".. is it the exceptionally gray PacNW weather we have been having?"

That certainly plays a part!

Also: thanks Mockturtle!

I am Laslo.

ALP said...

I just noticed: NO blondes! Aren't blondes the true global minority - 2% at most?

Rusty said...

Thanks Laslo. I got diet soda over everything.
"Cruel, but with tioilet paper?"

ALP said...

Laslo: we call the gray "It" in our house. As in "just don't look at It" - referring to the Gray Monster outside our windows.

LOL my verification had a sign that said: "Humps for 125 yards" HOW fitting!

BDNYC said...

The Islam shirt is black, much like the flags of ISIS and al Qaeda.

Darrell said...

"Not the tree in the rectum; the poem."

I believe the poem was Darrell.

I am Laslo.


Thank you, Laslo.

Basil said...

Where is the ISIS kid, the Nazi kid, the Necklacing kid, the gang banger, the Communist mass murderer? Not very inclusive or tolerant, is it?

n.n said...

sell you to tourists as Ladyboy for the butt-sex

Thailand.

put burning rubber tire around you

Mandela's tribe. Tolerance is intolerable. Do they still do that?

I understand that albino Africans are considered a delicacy in some parts. Maybe not, but they do abort and sequester them. Something about bad voodoo.

OldManRick said...

So which one is the (illegal/undocumented/unauthorized/non-citizen) Hispanic Immigrant? I call lack of diversity on the diversity doodle!