Google Doodles have become iconic and universal, and we believe that they should reflect the diversity of the world Google serves.
Google plays a significant role in how and what young people learn, and especially prides itself on the company’s motto: “Do no evil.” But here are some facts that we have discovered through our research:
1. Until 2013, there were no women of color in global doodles.
2. Although women make up more than 50% of the world’s population, they’ve made up only 17% of Google Doodles from 2010 to 2013.
3. White people are a minority in the worldwide population, yet they occupy 91% of global doodles dedicated to honoring specific persons from 2010 to 2013.
4. Out of the already disproportionately small number of doodles honoring people of color, women of color in particular represent only 19% (that’s just 4.3% of all doodles honoring specific persons!).
Join us by signing this petition and asking Google to make doodles that better represent the diversity of the world we live in.