View Poll Results: Is Google trying to be politically correct?

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  • Yes, it's obvious they want to avoid a specifically Christmas image

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  • It could be. I didn't see any Hanukkah ones either this year, come to think of it...

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  • I doubt it, why would they do that?

    7 10.29%
  • Some Athiest probably complained and Google caved.

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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    They used to have images on Hanukkah, Ramadan, Chinese New Years, etc. I didn't mind Jewish or Muslim images. Now it seems they've decided to play it totally safe and avoid anything.

    I find that sad. Are people that intolerant that they can't handle seeing images from various Holidays of various peoples?
    When you have religious Christians making an outcry over how a business that answers the phone with "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" and when you have non-Christians making an outcry over how a business that answers the phone with "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays," yeah, people are that intolerant of others.

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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    When you have religious Christians making an outcry over how a business that answers the phone with "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" and when you have non-Christians making an outcry over how a business that answers the phone with "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays," yeah, people are that intolerant of others.
    This is different than that. Previously Google honored all the holidays on their own day, now they are obviously afraid to go there. They didn't just honor Christmas, but had icons for Jewish and Muslim holidays on the days on which they occurred. Today is specifically Christmas Day, yet they are now afraid to honor that day like they previously did. They also used to honor Chanukah. I didn't see that this year.

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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I don't blame them for doing this. Google is a business and businesses need to cater to the largest demographic possible, especially on a global internet. Not everybody celebrates Christmas. For example, Jews don't but they celebrate Hannukah, and the Chinese don't because they generally aren't Christian.

    It's not that they are trying to be politically correct; it's more that they are trying to connect with the widest demographics possible, so being generic generally helps in that.
    That's just absurd. What a load. . .Google is showing more pathetic political correctness or more correctly political cowardice and idiocy. Not surprising as they are owned by gel haired, left-wing limp wristed nutless wonders.

    Celebrating a federal holiday in their own country should hardly be seen as somehow not trying to connect with a wide audience or somehow an insult to foreigners.

    This Google logo is a classic example of illiberalism. Illiberals think diversity and multiculturalism is always a good thing unless it has to do with celebrating America and its traditions. If it's about America then they bend over and grab ankle trying not to offeeeeeeend other people. It's laughable.

    Google was founded by Americans, is an American company, and should have no problem celebrating one of the country's federal holidays. I don't expect foreign companies to strip their presence of any references to their nation's customs and traditions; I enjoy the cultural differences as the characteristics that make a nation what it is rather than some generic meaningless blankness.
    Last edited by ScummyD; 12-25-09 at 02:08 PM.

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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ScummyD View Post
    This Google logo is a classic example of illiberalism. Illiberals think diversity and multiculturalism is always a good thing unless it has to do with celebrating America and its traditions. If it's about America then they bend over and grab ankle trying not to offeeeeeeend other people. It's laughable.

    Google was founded by Americans, is an American company, and should have no problem celebrating one of the country's federal holidays. I don't expect foreign companies to strip their presence of any references to their nation's customs and traditions; I enjoy the cultural differences as the characteristics that make a nation what it is rather than some generic meaningless blankness.
    Then why is Christmas a federal holiday but the days of Hannukah aren't?

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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Then why is Christmas a federal holiday but the days of Hannukah aren't?
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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    I guess these are supposed to be Christmas cards? Eh, not one of my favorite of their logo changes, but, I can't see getting upset about it.
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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I used to enjoy their various images. They seemed to honor special holidays from various faiths.

    This image is pathetic. I might change my search engine and drop them a note.

    That's kinda shallow.... and you can strike out the kinda
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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    This is Google's Christmas Day image.


    They don't even say Merry Christmas today, which is Christmas Day. They have an extremely bland, generic, and vague image.

    Previously they've had really nice Christmas images for their homepage.

    What do you think?
    I say good. I'm glad that they aren't pandering to those who celebrate a pagan roman holiday that didn't even originally have to do with Jesus' birth. They shouldn't have acknowledged Xmas at all IMO

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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    They used to have images on Hanukkah, Ramadan, Chinese New Years, etc. I didn't mind Jewish or Muslim images. Now it seems they've decided to play it totally safe and avoid anything.

    I find that sad. Are people that intolerant that they can't handle seeing images from various Holidays of various peoples?
    No...but apparently you are so intolerant that you can't handle NOT seeing images from your favored holiday, to the extent that you want to switch search engines over such a petty thing. 'Tis the season to be offended.

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    When you have religious Christians making an outcry over how a business that answers the phone with "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" and when you have non-Christians making an outcry over how a business that answers the phone with "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays," yeah, people are that intolerant of others.
    I have never in my entire life encountered a non-Christian who got offended by "Merry Christmas."

    Quote Originally Posted by ScummyD View Post
    Google was founded by Americans, is an American company, and should have no problem celebrating one of the country's federal holidays. I don't expect foreign companies to strip their presence of any references to their nation's customs and traditions; I enjoy the cultural differences as the characteristics that make a nation what it is rather than some generic meaningless blankness.
    Google is an online company, and as such they operate in MANY countries around the world. Not just the United States.
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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I find that sad. Are people that intolerant that they can't handle seeing images from various Holidays of various peoples?
    Yeah, pretty much. Have you not been reading DP for the last couple days?

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