Big news: Interracial couple emojis are about to start arriving on your smartphones. Last February, Tinder petitioned Unicode, the gatekeeper of all things emoji, to #RepresentLove by creating emojis for interracial couples. Over 50,000 of you signed your names in support, and today, Unicode is releasing 71 new combinations of emoji couples as part of Unicode 12.0.
This isn’t just about emojis, folks. Interracial couples have struggled throughout history for acceptance and representation, and these emojis are, literally and figuratively, important symbols.