MSNBC host asks important question: Is world suffering from lack of racial diversity in emoticons?

**Written by Doug Powers
I can’t believe somebody beat Al Sharpton to discussing the important issue of emoticon diversity, but MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow beat him to it:

After wondering whether emojis, which originated in Japan, could alter “tech-driven communication across international lines,” Farrow asked McWhorter, “do you think there’s a limitation we’re suffering from in terms of the racial diversity of these emojis?”
The linguist replied in all seriousness, “No, I think that actually what we’re going to see more is a gender skew. Apparently, women are more likely to use them and more richly.”

There also aren’t enough emoticons for “moronic.” But on the upside, hardly anybody was exposed to it.
**Written by Doug Powers
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