Actually, google is hemispherewashing......as there are no Latin American, Central American, or South American inventors listed.
Hey, add on to your conspiracy with 'American quarterbacks'. Mostly African Americans shown, but oddly, Willie Thrower, the first to play in the current NFL, is about 30th. And for some reason, Trent Dilfer is among the 50 or so listed. Meanwhile, Doug Flutie is the first one shown when entering 'Canadian quarterbacks'.
Maybe google is simply just a bit effed up as it has always been. Nothing more, nothing less.