Thursday, February 10, 2022

The Progressive skin color obsession


Of all the topics in the world that could merit media attention, NPR has produced a report that delves into a discussion about the skin color of emojis.

The outlet has published an article and audio segment covering the issue.

"In 2015, five skin tone options became available for hand gesture emojis, in addition to the default Simpsons-like yellow," the article notes. "Choosing one can be a simple texting shortcut for some, but for others it opens a complex conversation about race and identity."

The report includes quotes from several people discussing their own personal practices on emoji usage.

"I use the default emoji, the yellow-toned one for professional settings, and then I use the dark brown emoji for friends and family," Jennifer

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