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Afro Representation — One Emoji at a Time

An Afro emoji isn’t just about a cool new option — it’s about race and representation in the digital age.

04/09/2019 12:01 PMupdated: 06/11/2019 5:51 PM
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  • Grant E.
    04/09/2019 12:08

    ✊🏾

  • Aicha O.
    04/09/2019 12:09

    تستري الله يفضحك يوم البعث الحراطين مكيحشمو مكيستحياو لا تشتري العبد الا والعصا معاه

  • Zahra B.
    04/09/2019 12:46

    me checking the 10 years old me and saying her « you are pretty »

  • Vanja R.
    04/09/2019 13:58

    Yeah, that's what's wrong with the world, the lack of afro hair emoji.

  • Mohamed K.
    04/09/2019 14:10

    👩🏽‍🦱

  • Hassan Z.
    04/09/2019 15:00

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  • Valarie P.
    04/09/2019 16:45

    I didn't grow up like that. I was taught to love the way I looked

  • Brut
    04/09/2019 19:46

    4 types of emojis that have made texting more inclusive: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=319761162004779

  • Lynda L.
    04/10/2019 01:40

    Rihanna Jones, I applaud you! You are beautiful, and yes, all races and ages and sexes and infirmaries should be represented..... I would sign your petition in a heartbeat. Good luck! ❤️

  • Brian S.
    04/10/2019 08:50

    OMG This is so important.

  • Anke P.
    04/10/2019 11:58

    Ak. But why are all the emojis thin? Does not represent everybody. It that also discrimination? And where does that stop?

  • Denise H.
    04/12/2019 08:50

    No,,, Stop bitching and do something about it! You guys have computer skills , do something.

  • Bi B.
    04/12/2019 14:00

    Youpiiii

  • Stan C.
    04/12/2019 17:12

    et ta coupe afro

  • Antonio K.
    04/16/2019 02:34

    Ain’t this the girl that got roasted on wild n out?

  • Yvalon P.
    04/16/2019 22:16

    Really...THIS is seen as an issue. Damn you first worlders must really have it good if this is what you "struggle" with.

  • Dwight F.
    04/17/2019 00:08

    I love how black girls try to justify their reasons for being to lazy to comb their hair...ooh this is me being natural...WTF ever...that mess is all nappy and need tending to...God has BLESSED the world with ways to style that nappy shit but nooooo...you'd rather just get out the bed and throw a flower in that nappy shit and go...be like..God made me like this...and I'm like..yeah and God made me far sighted too..but guess what...I GOT GLASSES!!...acting like yall in the mind of God thinking he want you to be nappy headed....that nappy mess is not attractive at all...

  • Saad L.
    04/17/2019 04:56

    This is it’s own form of retarted

  • Iqbal A.
    04/18/2019 01:29

    Yeah, that was a good commercial.... What next?

  • Shana C.
    04/18/2019 05:02

    Been saying this you go girl