White Dove No Longer Peace Symbol Due To Racism Charges
NEW YORK, (The Global Edition) — A white dove holding an olive branch, which has been the universally recognized symbol of peace for centuries, will most likely be changed after the international organization for equality monitoring SAME International found the logo to be “racist” and “clearly neglecting parts of the world with at least amount of peace”.
“The original white pigeon was chosen without any discussion, presumably sometime in the colonial days. We feel the whiteness of the dove is now outdated and are asking for it to be replaced with a more appropriately colored pigeon, for example gray or blue,” the SAME International representative Oliver Davies said in a statement to reporters. “Imagine if the dove was black or brown – you would think something is not right there, right? This is how the African and Asian nations feel when they look at the current symbol,” he added.
United Nations spokesman Tanaji Sharma said that the dove’s whiteness has indeed become an issue even within UN circles in recent years, but that the redesign would be too costly.
“The cost of the redesign is not a big deal compared to dealing with designers, and nobody wants to do that. I think we will eventually have to get used to the current racist symbol knowing that changing it would require us to look at thousands upon thousands of shitty new suggestions from all over the world,” Mr. Sharma concluded.