What do you mean, systemic racism?
@kaffeeringe Haha, thank you. As it happens I am already a DuckDuckGo user. A friend pointed this out to me so I tested it in Google anonymously.
Is it not true that in America, your life history and credibility is in full display before a judge & jury when in trial? I think people simply want to know. Even I want to know of his past as he’s made into some kind of martyr. He didn’t need to die. That was reckless excessive force.
@lo That these are the most popular searches from where I'm searching here in the UK stinks of racism to me. I suspect very few people made similar searches to this when a white newspaper vendor was killed by police in London in 2009.
Unfortunately, racism is often in full display in the UK. I've seen it at football matches & it's disgusting. I'm Swiss. I can’t begin to deny it exists in our homogeneous society.
I suppose the best we can do as inherently imperfect humans is to do better. Beginning with ourselves.
@jacklenox pic description: a google page in which is written "george floyd" and which autocomplete with a list of search related to how bad he could have been like "previous convictions", "criminal past", "crime history", etc.
@darckcrystale Thank you, I almost always add captions and totally forgot on this occasion. My apologies. This toot has been far more popular than I anticipated so I'd rather not delete and redraft it now.
@maloki Argh, I almost always add captions and totally forgot on this occasion. Apologies. It's a Google search showing the autocomplete options after typing "george floyd". The top ones are, "previous convictions", "criminal past", "crime history" and "criminal". Caveat: I carried out this search using Google anonymously in Carlisle in the UK.
@jacklenox , Saw this and had to try it myself to see if sim results... And yes, I also got a bunch of suggestions, slightly different from yours, for negative, racist search queries for George Floyd, and none addressing the big, pertinent, topic of importance. And that's a travesty.
@jacklenox I see police violence, autopsy and obituary. The former once in English and once in German. I still wonder how Google decides what people should see. Not that it matters to me, though; I have been consistently using DuckDuckGo for years.
@gerowen Same, I searched this anonymously without ever using Google – so this is entirely based on my geography. Someone else in the UK brought this to my attention as they were seeing the same thing.
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