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Emojis for All: Every Little Bit Helps – The Daily Beast

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My take on how the news of new, multiracial emoji faces is more important than it seems at first glance.

So yes, at the age of 31 I am a grown man—at least chronologically and physically speaking—and while I have never used the emoji keyboard on my phone, I’m nonetheless going to talk about emoji.

Specifically, the vast technological undertaking to provide emoji with diverse skin tones roughly matching the spectrum of the human race has finally borne fruit. I can hold down my finger on a smiling face or thumbs up and watch the skin tones cycle through until they hit something roughly approximating my own shade (depending on how long I’ve been in the sun lately).

I no longer have to entertain the fact that the only thing that looks like me on an emoji keyboard is a stereotypical Asian guy in traditional headgear that apparently exists for when you need to type the word “Chinaman” in a text but just don’t have the time.

(Read the entire article at The Daily Beast)