What have emojis got to do with equality and diversity?

In this week's podcast for World Emoji Day, Leyla talks about what have emojis got to do with equality and diversity? A lot, believe us! Continue Reading What have emojis got to do with equality and diversity?
Welcome to the 98th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast! In today’s episode, I am going to be talking about what have emojis got to do with equality and diversity. An unusual and niche topic you may think, but during my research I discovered there is so much to emojis. I learned emojis have everything to do with equality and diversity!

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In today’s show about what have emojis got to do with equality and diversity

  • Why I decided to make an episode about what have emojis got to do with equality and diversity? [00:46]
  • The history of emojis from Japan to the West and around the world. [01:21]
  • How emojis play a part in unconscious and implicit bias in society. [03:22]
  • Why using an emoji of a darker skin tone than your own is a no-no [07:32]
  • The story of the blood drop emoji and the pushback. [08:39]
  • Ways we make emojis more inclusive and use emojis in the best way. [11:37]
  • How we can ensure our emoji use is equitable [14:10]

Quotes on what have emojis got to do with equality and diversity

  • The purpose of World Emoji Day is to promote the use of emojis and spread the enjoyment that they bring to all those around us.
  • Emojis themselves were initially created in Japan as a form of communication to add an emotional nuance to plain text.
  • Supposedly emoji is the fastest growing language.
  • Language is important and emojis form part of language right now with over 92% of online users using them.
  • When we talk about unconscious and implicit bias, emojis play a part in this, as emojis make up part of our language.

Resources on what have emojis got to do with equality and diversity

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