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‘Home Depot’ Google Image Search Brings Up Pictures Of ‘Mexicans’

  • EL CERRITO, CA - MAY 21:  A truck drives in front of a Home Depot store on May 21, 2013 in El Cerrito, California.  Home Depot reported an 18 percent surge in first quarter income with earnings of $1.23 billion, or 83 cents a share compared to $1.04 billion, or 68 cents a share one year ago.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    EL CERRITO, CA - MAY 21: A truck drives in front of a Home Depot store on May 21, 2013 in El Cerrito, California. Home Depot reported an 18 percent surge in first quarter income with earnings of $1.23 billion, or 83 cents a share compared to $1.04 billion, or 68 cents a share one year ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)  (2013 Getty Images)

Home Depot is synonymous with Mexicans. That is, according to Google image search.

The website the Daily Dot discovered that when you look for pictures of the home improvement store on the search engine giant, the third subcategory that comes up is “Mexican.”

The photos, seen following the categories “Slogan” and “Employee,” depict Latinos who may or not be Mexican. And, aside from some of images of day laborers near a Home Depot parking lot, the photos have nothing to do with the store.

As Daily Dot points out, Google’s apparent search error is “more indicative of harsh socioeconomic realities and the human propensity for stereotypes than some malicious joke.”

Apparently, Mexicans are not the only demographic group being stereotypically targeted on Google.

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