Diversity Doodle Wins Big at Google
If you want to know what Google thinks of diversity, look at the winning drawing of the Doodle 4 Google 2017 competition. The winning drawing by Sarah Harrison, a 10th grader at Bunnell High School in Connecticut, featured on Google’s website March 31, 2017 shows a group of teens wear sweatshirts that identified their diverse ethnic, religious and social backgrounds.
Symbols depicted in the drawing on the teen’s attire include Star of David, Islam Star and Crescent moon, Christian cross. LGBT rainbow, and a young man in a wheelchair.
“I wanted to draw something that I hoped would show that we can all get along well, and that it’s possible for us to be happy with each other,” the 15-year-old told Google.
The annual Doodle 4 Google competition asks contestants to think about what they want to see in the future. The contest also aims to increase STEM education. Harrison won a $30,000 award along with a visit to the Google complex in Palo Alto. Her school will also receive Google Chrome Books and money from Google.
In a statement, Harrison wrote about the wing: “When I started, I was thinking of how there’s a lot of animosity toward diverse communities of people in the world right now. So I wanted to draw something that I hoped would show that we can all get along well, and that it’s possible for us to be happy with each other.”