In addition to same-sex relationships, the latest edition of emojis available on Apple iOS 8.3 continues to embrace diversity, with many of the cartoon emojis made available in six skin tones.
According to Forbes, “the six skin tones are based on the Fitzpatrick Classification scale, which was founded by dermatologist Thomas Fitzpatrick at Harvard Medical School in 1975. These skin tones are based on how well each one reacts to UV rays,”
And before you get your panties in a fix, the bright mustard yellow skin tone is not meant to symbolize Asians, which may be offensive, as most have assumed. The yellow emoji actually represents a “generic (nonhuman)” default according to The Washington Post.
So, what do you think of the new diverse skin tones? Do you feel like you’ve been represented?