Racially Diverse Emoji

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In 2012, Miley Cyrus tweeted about the lack of diversity within the pre-installed Emoji on Apple devices. Last week, actor Tahj Mowry did the same. Then MTV Act blogger Joey Parker emailed Apple CEO Tim Cook about the issue. Katie Cotton (Vice President of Worldwide Communications at the tech giant) responded, assuring Parker that an update—representing more races and cultures—is on its way. While some have argued it’s “just” Emoji, we think it’s another way that the standard has been, and should always be, questioned.