When you browse through the emojis on your phone, there are very few non-Caucasian ones to choose from. You can be a water buffalo but there’s no representation of people of color. Apple’s ready to change that, announcing “There needs to be more diversity in the emoji character set, and we have been working closely with the Unicode Consortium in an effort to update the standard.” So there you have it from the Biggest Apple (with apologies to already diversified N.Y.C.): your emojis will soon look like you. ALL of you.
April 10, 2014