Google the word “bigotry” and the definition provided links the term to “right-wing” ideology. The Daily Caller’s Betsy Rothstein was the first to point out the “shocking way” Google uses the word in a sentence.
However, before you rage against Google, it should be noted that the definition apparently comes directly from the Oxford Dictionary.
Mediaite’s Andrew Kirell points out there are other sentence examples from Oxford:
“There is nothing amusing about snobbery, racism, bigotry, misogyny and xenophobia,” “Intolerance and racial bigotry is a destructive force that can create tensions in local communities,” and “Empty churches may well be empty because of the image that we are presenting narrowness and bigotry and prejudice.”
Interestingly, Google also provides a graph showing the steady decline of the usage of the word “bigotry.”
This could be due to the increased use of words like “racism” and “homophobia,” both of which have seen dramatic spikes based, according to Google.
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