Apple just pushed the latest OS X update seed to developers and hiding inside is a nice surprise: a brand new roster of racially diverse emoji. Finally!

It’s been a long time coming. People have been crowing for years about the lack of racial diversity in Apple’s emoji selection. However, Apple’s consistently passed the buck to the Unicode Consortium, the group technically responsible for emoji standardization. Late last year, the tiny council of type arbiters finally conceded and said it would create a whole bunch of new emoji with a much wider range of skin tones.

So here we are.

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