Whenever you do a Google search when it comes to describing people that isn’t race specific what are the results of your search? It’s usually something relating to white people. Like the word beautiful or just a picture of a hand. Graphic designer student Johanna Burai has decided to do something about this. She wants to bring more diversity to the Google search engine. She created a website titled World White Web.
Ever noticed how whitewashed your Google search results are? If so, you’re not alone.
A new website called World White Web is on a mission to bring a little diversity to the search engine by encouraging online users to share images uploaded on its site.
The site’s founder, Graphic designer student Johanna Burai, came up with the idea after she discovered a troubling reality.
“This work started when I searched for ‘hand’ on Google and the search results showed only white hands,” Burai wrote on her portfolio website. “Then I noticed that the themes of white hands were recurring every time I visited a portfolio or blog about graphic design.”
Burai uploaded six different non-white hands to WorldWhiteWeb.net so they can be shared on all social media platforms. Burai said the more people share the images on her site, the higher the ranking they’ll be on Google, and the higher the probability of coming up as a top result when people search for “hand.”
So glad she created this. Whenever you Google a body part or a word to describe a person and it doesn’t involve race all you get are white images. Google handsome men or beautiful women and see the results.
Check out Johanna Burai’s site World White Web.