Apple Vows To Make Emojis More Racially Diverse

Many have asked why there are no black emoji characters. Apple said Tuesday the company is working to update the keyboard to be more multicultural.

The emoji keyboard was first introduced in Japan, but only features two emojis that appear to be Asian: a "man with a turban" and a "man with Gua Pi Mao," a type of Chinese hat. But the emoji keyboard features more than a dozen faces that look white.

Via Apple iOS 7

Via Apple iOS7

Emoji characters have been standardized by Unicode Consortium since 2010, so as to appear on all computers and mobile devices the same. Other apps offer emojis, but users risk their friends not being able to see them if they haven't installed the same software.

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