Are Apple’s new emoji themes racist?

Global Business

New emoji themes are available with Apple’s iOS 8.3 software update. (Photo: Apple)

When Apple introduced a selection of racially diverse emoji in April it looked like a long overdue acknowledgement of the way our world looks. Not everyone was happy about the new additions, though. Some of the strongest objections came from Americans of color. Mark Niu reported from Mountain View, California.

Are Apple’s new emoji themes racist?

Are Apple’s new emoji themes racist?

When Apple introduced a selection of racially diverse emoji in April it looked like a long overdue acknowledgement of the way our world looks. Not everyone was happy about the new additions, though. Some of the strongest objections came from Americans of color.