How to make black people delete your app(medium.com)

over 4 years ago from Jon L, Design Entrepreneur

  • Darrell HanleyDarrell Hanley, over 4 years ago

    This is true, I think again, a lot of this comes down to how Apple has decided to style their emojis. A lot of companies are guilty of not abstracting away details to discourage a racial identification or making their emoji's explicitly based on real people and thus includes race.

    Here's a list of the various clapping hands emoji. Personally, I think only Google, Microsoft, and Twitter got this right. The default emoji should be yellow orange and should have no details like smooth shading or drop shadows.

    I do think that by making it yellow orange and dropping all unnecessary details and textures, you abstract the meaning of the icon enough to avoid Simpsons race identification.

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