I think it was during the first or second week of class when MP describe the frustration of not seeing an emoji options for people of color–like the moment when you have brown skin and want to give someone a thumbs up and all there is, is this:
Well apparently Apple is coming out with “multicultural emojis” that showcase our favorite thumb and face emojis in a variety of different skin tones.
Here is an article about it. I got really excited when I saw this and thought I would just share.
Side note: Why are they labeled as “multicultural”?…people of different skin colors can be of the same culture. Why can’t they just be Apple’s “new emojis” or “human” or “what real life looks like”,i.e. not just white? This may sound contradictory but I don’t like how they are trying to “other” diversity. White is not the end all and everything else is not necessarily multicultural or somehow foreign/exotic.