Thank Goodness Our National Nightmare On Raaaaacist Emojis Will Soon Be Over!

Did you know that emojis, thinks like and and are raaaaacist? Perhaps it would be better if I used and and for this Salon article by Anna Silman


We’re finally getting non-white emoji

Great news, fellow emoji users: It looks like our nonverbal communications are about to get a whole lot more inclusive.  The Next Web got their hands on some screenshots of Apple’s brand new emoji palette from iOS 8’s most recent beta release, and it seems they took the public’s appeals for more pictographic diversity to heart.

The new version will reportedly feature 300 new emoji, include a bunch of new family units in lots of different permutations (two dads, two moms, different combinations of kids, etc). In addition, a bunch of new flags made the cut — I’m happy to report my native Canada will no longer have to be represented by the five-pronged leaf emoji — while the iPhone emoji has been modernized and the watch emoji has been turned into an Apple Watch.

There will be six different skin tones to choose from, to differentiate from the uber white looking ones such as…wait, they’re mostly yellow so far? And have been? Hmm. Strange. I didn’t realize that white people were actually yellow. This sounds a bit like Asiaphobia, yes? Anyhow, they even have to go this far

Sadly, this is what people are worried about in modern time. Emoji skin tone. However, it does provide some amusement, as people looking down at their smartphones changing emoji “skin” tone will walk into things even more!

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7 Responses to “Thank Goodness Our National Nightmare On Raaaaacist Emojis Will Soon Be Over!”

  1. Dana says:

    Will I have to run through the first three non-yellow ones as we move from winter into summer? I do tan fairly darkly.

    Oh, wait, “darkly” could sound sort of like “darkie,” and that would be raaaaacist, so I hereby denounce myself!

  2. Dana says:

    Our esteemed host wrote:

    Sadly, this is what people are worried about in modern time. Emoji skin tone.

    You know what’s even sadder? Someone actually got paid to worry about that!

  3. Dana says:

    Oh, wait, I just noticed: not only do you have a string of raaaaacist yellow emoticons to represent white people (not Asians, the supposedly “yellow” people, but amongst whom I’ve never seen a single soul whose skin hue was the bright yellow of the emoticon s), but you also have a green one , which I would guess represents Martians.

    However, as we know from Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom series, there are both green and red Martians, and you have no red Martian emoticons. Apparently, you are not just an earth racist, but a Mars racist as well!

  4. John says:

    Canadian ehh? Is that why you never enlisted after 9/11?

  5. Can someone please explain to John how this “excerpt” thing works? I know it’s new and all, only having been around for hundreds of years.

  6. gitarcarver says:

    Can someone please explain to John….

    You could have stopped there because the answer is always “no.”

    “Explaining” implies some sort of comprehension on his part and we know that ain’t happening on any subject.

  7. you have no red Martian emoticons.

    Yeah, but they suck. Commie Martians

    You could have stopped there because the answer is always “no.”

    It always amazes me when he Blames me for excerpted articles. I know I shouldn’t be surprised, but, excerpts are pretty clear they are excerpts.

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