Emoji Options for Couples of Color
In 1967, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the banning of interracial marriage violated the Constitution.
The court decision against the state of Virginia helped lead American society to an acceptance of racially-mixed couples.
Now, mixed relationships have been recognized in emoji form. The non-profit group Unicode Consortium has approved 71 new emoji representing these unions. A technology activist group, Emojination, and the dating app Tinder had called for the action.
Until now, emoji of two or more people have been available only in yellow.
The Unicode Consortium is made up of Google, Microsoft, Apple, Huawei and other international tech companies. Jennifer 8. Lee is a cofounder of Emojination and is on the emoji subcommittee of Unicode.
"Unicode is taking user demand for more skin tones across emoji very seriously," said Lee. "Users around the world (are) demanding to see themselves...on the emoji keyboard."
Jenny Campbell is the chief marketing officer for Tinder. She thinks many technology companies will include the new emoji in their products.
Last year, Tinder carried out an online petition in support of the new characters. Fifty-thousand people signed on.
Cambell said, "...we wanted to get the interracial emoji couple on people's keyboards not only for equality, but also to spread acceptance for all couples no matter what their race."
Emoji of single people of color and of same-sex couples were added in the last several years.
I'm Susan Shand.
1.interracial marriage 异族通婚
The more interracial marriage the better as it promotes understanding between people.
2.Supreme Court 最高法院
They would have to reflect further before deciding whether to appeal to the Supreme Court.
3.single people 单身人士
Do you think that single people are happier?
4.same-sex couples 同性伴侣
Why are some people so discriminatory towards same-sex couples?
5.Last year, Tinder carried out an online petition in support of the new characters. Fifty-thousand people signed on.
in support of 支持
They are raising a fund in support of this good cause.
Another union has voted for industrial action in support of a pay claim.
6.Emoji of single people of color and of same-sex couples were added in the last several years.
in the last several years 在过去几年里
Las Vegas has a shady image, but it has cleaned up a lot in the last several years.
In the last several years, the university has strengthened its international exchange and cooperation programs with overseas universities.
如今，表情符号也认可了种族混合关系 。非营利组织统一码联盟(Unicode Consortium)批准了71个代表这些群体的新表情符号 。科技活动组织Emojination和约会软件Tinder纷纷响应这一举动 。
统一码联盟由谷歌、微软、苹果、华为等国际科技公司联合组成 。詹妮弗·8·李是Emojination的创始人之一，也是统一码联盟表情符号小组委员会成员 。
李指出，“统一码联盟很认真地对待用户对表情符号中更多肤色的需求 。世界各地的用户都要求看到自己……出现表情符号键盘上 。”
珍妮·坎贝尔（Jenny Campbell）是Tinder的首席营销官 。她认为，许多科技公司会在产品中加入新的表情符号 。
去年，Tinder在网上发起了一项支持新角色的请愿活动 。已有5万人签名 。