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MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow questions lack
of racial diversity in emoji characters

Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 7/30/2014 3:51:56 PM

MSNBC host Ronan Farrow took to his panel Tuesday to discuss what he perceives as a lack of racial diversity among emoji characters. Emoji, originating in Japan, describes the ideograms or smiley faces used in electronic messages, such as texting and social media.“Do you think there’s a limitation we’re suffering from in terms of the racial diversity of these emojis? Mr. Farrow asked linguist John McWhorter, who is black, Newsbusters reported. “No, I think that actually what we’re going to see more is a gender skew,” Mr. McWhorter argued. “Apparently women are more likely to use them and more richly.”

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Yale Law School grad, folks. Mentored by Richard Holbrooke, Diane Sawyer and Hillary Clinton.

Personally, my favorite emoji is the javelina.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Sardonic, 7/30/2014 3:54:31 PM     (No. 9946723)

This kid is deep, yeah.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/30/2014 3:55:03 PM     (No. 9946724)

And they wonder why MSNBC´s ratings are in the tank?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: skedaddle, 7/30/2014 4:07:40 PM     (No. 9946739)

It´s so painful to think these people are serious.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/30/2014 4:15:47 PM     (No. 9946758)

Same problem with Santa´s reindeer - none are African American, Latino, or Bi-Sexual. And those elves are working without a union contract to boot!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ribicon, 7/30/2014 4:18:12 PM     (No. 9946764)

The "lack of racial diversity" among emoji characters, which originated in Japan, perhaps reflects the fact that Japan is almost monolithically Japanese, and allows essentially zero immigration (that probably helps account for their low crime rates and other indicators of societal harmony). Miss Farrow dares not complain about the lack of diversity enjoyed by Japan, but complains about cartoony things used by prepubescent girls who text-message.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: susieq1, 7/30/2014 4:23:27 PM     (No. 9946775)

Where have all the sane people gone?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 7/30/2014 4:26:09 PM     (No. 9946778)

#6 Most of the sane individuals remaining are here at the Lucianne salon. There sure is a huge shortage of them elsewhere.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: M2, 7/30/2014 4:30:54 PM     (No. 9946782)

Be it ever so shallow, there´s no black hole as shallow as a liberal´s brain.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: gobushcheneygo, 7/30/2014 4:36:11 PM     (No. 9946791)

I´m so happy that MSNBC and Farrow have their priorities straight. Emoji characters, yeah, that´s way up there with global warming and social justice.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: joew9, 7/30/2014 4:45:37 PM     (No. 9946807)

Perhaps Woody Allen can use this as a comedy bit in his next movie.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 7/30/2014 4:51:20 PM     (No. 9946819)

The blue eyes say he´s Frank´s son, but maybe he really IS woody´s.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/30/2014 4:57:10 PM     (No. 9946825)

I would think after hearing him expound like this, Woody Allen is hoping he really is Frank Sinatra´s kid.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 7/30/2014 5:30:39 PM     (No. 9946869)

Did he make any mention about the lack of racial diversity at MSNBC?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/31/2014 8:48:39 AM     (No. 9947554)

This headline from The Conservative Treehouse was just too good not to share:

"Breaking News – There’s A Lack of Diversity in Emojis…. Racism Sleuth MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow Advances The Conversation To Gain His Phd In Moonbattery…"

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