On Culturally Diverse Emojis

Jillian D'Onfro, writing for Business Insider:

The Unicode Consortium sets the international standards for characters — like emoji — across different software platforms, and the latest draft of its emoji report clearly demonstrates intentions to represent characters of all skin tones. "People all over the world want to have emoji that reflect more human diversity, especially for skin tone," the report reads. "The Unicode emoji characters for people and body parts are meant to be generic, yet following the precedents set by the original Japanese carrier images, they are often shown with a light skin tone instead of a more generic (inhuman) appearance, such as a yellow/orange color or a silhouette." Good news --- we need more diverse emoji like we need more diverse dolls for young children.