Posted on November 11, 2015

People Are Slamming the Veterans Day Google Doodle for Not Being White Enough

Jordyn Taylor, MIC, November 11, 2015

As the recent uproar over Starbucks’ apparently not-festive-enough holiday cups has demonstrated, a contingent of right-leaning Americans has taken to bemoaning what they perceive as the country’s downward death spiral at the hands of political correctness.

Their latest target? Wednesday’s Google Doodle, which celebrates Veterans Day. Visible on the search engine’s homepage, the Doodle depicts a row of smiling veterans representing various branches of the U.S. armed forces.


Some critics take issue with the apparent ethnicities of the veterans depicted. Of the seven veterans in the cartoon, six appear to be people of color, and one is light-skinned. {snip}

A number of people have taken to Twitter to express their Doodle-focused disgust.


According to a 2013 study by the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics, white veterans comprise 66.3% of the total veteran population since 9/11–compared to 90.9% around World War II and 82.9% around the Vietnam War.