Unicode Consortium announces 250 new emoji characters, ethnic diversity not included

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  • Reply 21 of 41
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 9,233member

    I'm glad that the racists did not get their way and that there is no ethnic diversity included. As if there aren't more important things to concentrate on than to give in to the demands of racial bigots.

  • Reply 22 of 41
    gtrgtr Posts: 3,231member
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

    Actually, I demand to be called a person of color, as white is the combination of all colors.


     

    Shut up you black/white/red/brown/yellow/mauve/mahogany/champagne/hot-pink, etc... bastard!

     

    ;)

  • Reply 23 of 41
    asciiascii Posts: 5,936member
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    Originally Posted by williamh View Post

     

    The discussion, and the current state of American society is disheartening as I was raised and educated to understand that racial differences are meaningless and that it's wrong to take race into consideration.  These days, it seems that's all it about.  Racism / victimhood is too much of an industry, too useful as a political tool for our political tools to let it go.


    The way people act you'd think being a racist was the worse thing in the world. But being racist is just hating someone because of their skin colour or features. While that may be dumb, there are many other equally dumb reasons that people hate others, such as their clothes, their annoying voice, their taste in music, jealously of them, etc. 

     

    Hating people for dumb or petty reasons is not exactly admirable but it's not the worse thing in the world either. The really bad people in this world are the ones who inflict violence upon others, such as murderers, armed robbers, etc. The societal focus on racists is really out of proportion in my humble opinion.

  • Reply 24 of 41
    mobiusmobius Posts: 380member
    ascii wrote: »
    The way people act you'd think being a racist was the worse thing in the world. But being racist is just hating someone because of their skin colour or features. While that may be dumb, there are many other equally dumb reasons that people hate others, such as their clothes, their annoying voice, their taste in music, jealously of them, etc. 

    Hating people for dumb or petty reasons is not exactly admirable but it's not the worse thing in the world either. The really bad people in this world are the ones who inflict violence upon others, such as murderers, armed robbers, etc. The societal focus on racists is really out of proportion in my humble opinion.

    Firstly, racial hatred can and does lead to murder and violence etc.

    And secondly, should society only concentrate on the worst of human behaviour before we tackle, for want of a better word, lesser crimes? Of course not.
  • Reply 25 of 41
    georgeip5georgeip5 Posts: 225member
    Mot so much for android because every time I send an emojie to a friend it every single emojie looks like ???? or a little android face.
  • Reply 26 of 41
    williamh wrote: »
    I really don't understand why the various race-baiting bigots believe that emoji represent "white people," unless they think "white people" are colored like The Simpsons.  Emoji are an Asian thing.  If they're supposed to represent any group, I'd suppose it would be Asians.
    People want more racial diversity with these icons

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    NOT these ones

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    I'm surprised they added the middle finger emoji. That thing is going to get overused haha

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  • Reply 27 of 41
    crowleycrowley Posts: 10,453member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by williamh View Post

     

    I really don't understand why the various race-baiting bigots believe that emoji represent "white people," unless they think "white people" are colored like The Simpsons. 


  • Reply 28 of 41
    williamhwilliamh Posts: 1,036member

    I understand their point better, but those emoji do appear to represent Asians rather than "white people."  If someone has a problem with it, they can design a font with any colors of people they wish.

  • Reply 29 of 41
    williamhwilliamh Posts: 1,036member
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    Originally Posted by Crowley View Post

     


    That's a cute response.  Many characters in the show "The Simpsons" are not members of the Simpsons "family."   However, the members of the "family" are colored in the same unnatural way as many of the emoji.

  • Reply 30 of 41
    cpsro wrote: »
    Is that Bender? 
    <img alt="" class="lazy" src="http://cdn1.appleinsider.com/smiley.jpg" style="border:0px solid #000000;display:block;">

    Or Wallace.
  • Reply 31 of 41
    trobertstroberts Posts: 702member
    I thought those icons were originally called "emoticons" because their purpose was to convey emotion (happiness, anger, sorrow) or attitude (sarcasm, apathy, approval), not the race, hair style, sex, or sexual identity of the person. When did emoticons become emojicons?
  • Reply 32 of 41
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member
    gtr wrote: »
    Do you mind not calling us 'whites'?

    We prefer to be called 'the Mongoloid/Negroid-challenged'.

    How about 'Melanin Challenged'? :lol:
  • Reply 33 of 41
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member
    Thanks for reminding us of the pervasiveness of color-prejudice! Not everyone uses RGB. Nor even CMYK.  And out in the natural world, every wavelength is a "primary" color, since each wavelength in the visible spectrum is produced by the sun. It is only our biological apparatus (eyes) that are optimized to perceiving red, green, and blue... and which gave rise to the RGB color system.

    But let's not forget about our rods, they perceive light too... but only as a brightness, not as a color.

    My rod only sees pink, then darkness. ;)
  • Reply 34 of 41
    shenshen Posts: 434member
    jkichline wrote: »
    Depends on your color system: additive or subtractive. In CMYK, white is the absence of color. In RGB, white is the presence of all colors.

    ...and in RWC (real world colors) white is the absence of culture. Unless you are American and think "redneck ignoramus" counts as a culture.
  • Reply 35 of 41
    crowleycrowley Posts: 10,453member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by williamh View Post

     

    That's a cute response.  Many characters in the show "The Simpsons" are not members of the Simpsons "family."   However, the members of the "family" are colored in the same unnatural way as many of the emoji.


    And in terms of the Simpsons-verse, yellow represents white and asian skin tone.  Because, as that image shows, black characters in the Simpsons-verse are drawn with more realistically (relative to cartoons) skin tone.

     

    So invoking the Simpsons as a justification for yellow as a neutral skin colour doesn't really work.

  • Reply 36 of 41
    waterrocketswaterrockets Posts: 1,231member

    Ethnic diversity? The smileys have been bright yellow (I mean like #FFFF00 bright) since Forrest Gump invented them. Who's bright yellow? I thought it was representing minifigs.

  • Reply 37 of 41
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
    nagromme wrote: »
    As a non-primary-yellow non-spherical person, Emoji have really let me down.

    Insult to injury: I am also a businessman who cannot levitate.

    Class-action lawsuit!
  • Reply 38 of 41
    maestro64maestro64 Posts: 5,043member
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    Where's a representative from PAWIHE* to call us all bigots? :p

     

    *People for the Advancement of Wavelengths Invisible to the Human Eye


    okay this went down the proverbial rat hole quickly.

     

    Someone makes a funny commend and then science and logic stepped in.

  • Reply 39 of 41
    Why stop there? try BMoji - Make you OWN emoji at bmojiapp.com and have fun! ;)
  • Reply 40 of 41
    Why stop there? try BMoji - Make you OWN emoji at bmojiapp.com and have fun! ;)
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