And How to Choose a More Accurate Emoji Skin Tone

A light-skinned person with light-brown hair removing the dark-brown make-up for their face
A light-skinned person with light-brown hair removing the dark-brown make-up for their face
Image: Screenshot of a light-skinned woman with light-brown hair removing the dark-brown make-up from her face.

First, I am grateful to Black folks who model courage, fierceness, and unapologetically speak up even when it’s uncomfortable.

This piece is for people who understand that:

Any color can uphold white supremacy, that colorism exists within BIPoC communities, and that being Latina/o/e/x doesn’t equate to being of color.

If you, the reader, doesn’t agree with these statements, then this article may feel like an attack.

Over the summer, I was scrolling through social media and saw that someone whom I see as a light-brown Latina used the dark-brown emoji…

Fabiola Santiago

Zapotec mom and entrepreneur

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