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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.

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    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:

  • 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?

  • Bi B.
    04/12/2019 14:00

    Youpiiii

  • Stan C.
    04/12/2019 17:12

    et ta coupe afro

  • 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

  • Ken .
    04/22/2019 12:02

    The only probleme in the world is the emojies ????

  • Dhiaa J.
    04/22/2019 16:03

    "cultural identity"...

  • Ana L.
    04/23/2019 05:29

    It’s just hair anyways, and this way emojis on the keyboard would be harder to find, just think about it

  • Bezil T.
    04/23/2019 21:56

    Some people be trying really hard

  • Jom C.
    04/24/2019 03:15

    alyssa edwards :00