Apple fully transforms its home page in tribute to Martin Luther King, Google has a doodle


Today, on January 18th, we celebrate Martin Luther King Day. A federal holiday since 1983, it celebrates the life and deeds of King, who protested against racial discrimination and will be remembered with his audacity and firm stand that helped bring people of color many rights they were deprived of.

The words and life of King have been a huge influence to many Americans and people across the world, and in the tech world, the holiday is also honored by many of the big companies, including both Apple and Google.

Apple has fully transformed its home page, now showing a picture of MLK with one of his most influential and well remembered quotes:

These are the very same words that Apple chief executive Tim Cook used in a publication, where he openly declared to the world that he is gay and considers this one of the 'greatest gifts' from God. To this day, Tim Cook is one of very few openly gay people at the helm of a big global company. He quoted King's words as an inspiration to open up publicly in an attempt to help and inspire those struggling with their sexuality.


Google, on the other hand, has also transformed Google.com with a doodle depicting Martin Luther King speaking out loudly against discrimination, with several microphones in front of him. 

While it was microphones that spread King's words when he made his speeches, these days it is Google and the other modern media that have taken over that important task.

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24 Comments

2. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Haha, hell yea man.

4. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Damn. That title is some food for the trolls.

6. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

You have to admit it's funny though.

7. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

bing, don't forget their tribute...

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nice gestures by both.

9. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

That title is obvious fan war bate.

10. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Doodle or the real thing, I'll never understand why Americans never claimed equality since independence, other countries did so and never had discrimination based on skin colour like Americans do. How hard is it to say that someone is your equal when even the bible says so? So much for claiming to be a Christian country.

17. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

well.. its kinda weird now.. black police shoot white innocent = local news white police shoot black innocent = international tantrum racist right :-/

19. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Heck, I love your posts Bernoulli, I will bite on your bait. No offense intended in the oncoming soapbox speech. Yep, us biased, ugly Americans. Of course, we also own our shortcomings out there for the whole world to see and hold ourselves accountable on days like today in which we honor those who fought to right these wrongs. Other countries histories are riddled with genocide based on religions and to this very day have some of the most segregated areas and countries in the history of... well, ever. The economic conditions of the vast majority of the other countries- including a good portion of Europe- are still near caste systems designed to segregate based on wealth. But, hey, feel free to judge the USA. As far as being Christian- much like a bunch of other terms used so much it has become watered down, we are. But in now way does "Christian" mean "perfect", "infallible", or even "righteous". Quite the opposite- Christians should be their own worst critic, understanding we are flawed and in need of constant improvement in our lives and our morals. "Christian" only means "forgiven", based on a sacrifice not earned by any of us. As for the USA? Yep, still flawed. Not colorblind, not quite totally moral, surely still slanted to the wealthy, and our justice ain't perfect. But, we still keep trying and owning up to our mistakes and we have built a secure, free, and amazing place to live. Maybe my kids generation will get it totally right. *wags Flag happily*

24. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I get what you are saying but still doesn't change what I said, and what about the countries that did get equality since day zero? Like Argentina, Brasil or western European countries? My point is, there should not have been a need for mlk to die or even have done what he did, ishould have been human rights by default.

21. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

It was simply a change in views. You seem to think Americans in one state are the same as in another. How wrong you are. Each state while belonging to the USA is basically a mini country with its own constitution and more. As a result, you have to view every single state separately. Come to my state and we don't care skin you have, go to another, probably not so much. As well, it was rooted in slavery, though it didn't start that way. Lets not forget the first life time slave, recognized by the courts, was a white person not black, and was owned by a black slave owner not white. Yes the black person went to court and sued to have the white person become the first life long slave in the good ole usa. There were more too. However, as more blacks came in as full slaves, and whites like the Irish (who had it equally as s**tty in many ways) who came in as indentured servants, the culture slowly turned to thinking they were better than their fellow black skinned humans. Not all felt that way, mainly in the north where their services were not dependent on such labor, plus they had the Irish to abuse - including forced prostitution, child labor and more. So the point becomes rooted, and it is very hard to get rid of. It takes generations no matter the laws in place. What matters is that we follow the law and punish the ones that do bad. If you don't, then it's all moot. As well when we start to segregate crimes into 'hate' crimes, it only fuels the idea that people are different and in my mind is wrong. Lets not forget though, it cannot fully just be on the whites, currently the system favors the blacks to a huge degree. Whites are literally looked over in the name of affirmative action even if they are the better candidate in something known as reverse racism, applying race to theoretically wrong a right by introducing a new wrong. This even happens in college and more. The black communities have to save themselves first, they cant hire only white cops, sooooo get those blacks into the force and stop this so called white police brutality, sadly they have to vote with their jobs and wallets, stop being victims of themselves for things to change right now or to make it better. This is in no way saying it is their fault. But there is many ways they could change the outlook from a community from within.

23. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

American really need a person like Martin Luther King again. Respected and able to bring about positive changes.

11. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

wow just look at that clickbait

12. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

What does apple do for others? Greediest conpany I know.

13. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

You probably don't know many companies then, start with Oil and the big banks... A company providing a product that isn't a necessity (unlike the two examples I listed) can't by definition be greedy, their product is only worth what people will pay for it, people have choice if they think it costs too much.

18. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Bing's home page is a nice tribute as well.

22. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

How did my HISTORICALLY ACCURATE posts break forum rules and who is responsible for removing them? It is a FACT that MLK was a lying hypocrite that had multiple mistresses and sex partners outside of marriage AS DOCUMENTED BY THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. Censorship and clueless liberals are a cancer to society.

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