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Started by TheVoiceOfReason on Feb 9, 2022 10:37:58 PM
Which skin colour emoji do YOU use? The answer is more complex than you think!!

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

"I use the brown one that matches me," said Sarai Cole, an opera singer in Germany. "I have some friends who use the brown ones, too, but they are not brown themselves. This confuses me."

https://www.npr.org/2022/02/09/1078977416/race-chat-emoji-skin-tone-colors

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Dubris - 10 Feb 2022 21:29:06 (#1 of 27)

I don't use emojis because I still have some dignity left.

ReverendBlueJeans - 10 Feb 2022 21:38:20 (#2 of 27)

I do not use emojis. Here I stand: I can do no other.

Atticus - 10 Feb 2022 21:40:28 (#3 of 27)

I hated emoji's before the identity political left ruined them.

champagnerocker - 10 Feb 2022 21:42:14 (#4 of 27)

On the very rare occasions I use emojis I use the regular yellow ones.

This is a concious decision on my part as I wish to make a statement mocking the chinese for their century of humiliation.

... that should keep Sarai Cole happily confused and angry.

machiavelli - 10 Feb 2022 21:50:11 (#5 of 27)

Choosing one can be a simple texting shortcut for some, but for others it opens a complex conversation about race and identity.

Everything does these days - even your bookshelf.

"What!? No Sole Woyinka?!"

Arjuna - 10 Feb 2022 21:50:50 (#6 of 27)

Is there a self righteous emoji?

TommyDGNR8 - 10 Feb 2022 22:19:13 (#7 of 27)

No Sole Woyinka?!

Anyone else read this to the tune of ‘O sole mio’

Just me? OK.

carterbrandon - 10 Feb 2022 22:31:34 (#8 of 27)

"What!? No Sole Woyinka?!"

".... Doctor Spooner?"

brooklyn - 10 Feb 2022 22:35:29 (#9 of 27)

I won't use an emoji until they make one with pale skin and freckles.

I wouldn't want to be mistaken for Anglo-Saxon.

Lawlsie - 10 Feb 2022 22:47:37 (#10 of 27)

I don't use hand gestures.

levelgaze - 10 Feb 2022 22:55:57 (#11 of 27)

Is there a gammon one?

levelgaze - 10 Feb 2022 22:56:20 (#12 of 27)

Bet not.

binturong - 10 Feb 2022 22:58:08 (#13 of 27)

My phone only has yellow hands. In the wider person-emoji set it has 1 man in a turban, who is just as yellow as every one else, and 2 sort of bluey-green people who I assume are zombies.

FrankieTeardrop - 11 Feb 2022 13:06:58 (#14 of 27)

I wouldn't want to be mistaken for Anglo-Saxon.


Anglo-Saxon people have pale skin and freckles too

FrankieTeardrop - 11 Feb 2022 13:07:28 (#15 of 27)

My phone only has yellow hands.


If you hold your finger on the yellow hand it may pop up options with different skin tones

binturong - 11 Feb 2022 15:23:29 (#16 of 27)

Oooh - it does! No skin tone option for the zombies though.

FrankieTeardrop - 11 Feb 2022 16:55:47 (#17 of 27)

Nor for us dermo-diverse

lammaMia - 11 Feb 2022 17:01:04 (#18 of 27)

In my days, all we had was green text and we survived on only three emoticons: :), :( and ..l..

Lento_ - 18 Feb 2022 14:10:44 (#19 of 27)

I just use the yellow one. It feels a bit weird to pick one which matches my skin colour. My skin colour isn't a part of what I'm attempting to communicate if I use an emoji.

tasselhoff - 18 Feb 2022 14:12:11 (#20 of 27)

Do they do different colour aubergines?

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