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White House, Dealey Plaza Victims of Google Maps Slur

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DALLAS - Let's face it, Google maps is pretty nifty when it comes to directions and getting folks where they need to go. But at the drop of the dime, the site goes from helpful to "what the hell?!"

You can blame it all on a recent racial slur blunder. And we warn you, it's very offensive.

Apparently, when you enter the term "n-word house" in the search engine, the result pulls up the location of the White House.

We know, wow is right! Now, the first question that arises is -- who in the world is searching for that in the first place?

Oh, it doesn't stop at the White House. Depending on your location, when you enter "dumb f****" into the Google Maps search engine, it takes you to the Supreme Court of the United States.

And for some folks, that same dumb search can even take you to Dealey Plaza right here in Dallas.


Google is by no mean oblivious to what's going on. They have since released a statement:

"Some inappropriate results are surfacing in Google Maps that should not be, and we apologize for any offense this may have caused. Our teams are working to fix this issue quickly."

This isn't the first Google offense. You may remember the backlash they got from using an image of the Android mascot peeing on its rival Apple's logo.

But disrespecting the nation's leader and millions of African-Americans is a different beast. And hopefully, one that will be tamed quickly before Google's reputation is destroyed.

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