Rajie Cook, Who Helped Make Sense of Public Spaces, Dies at 90

He and Don Shanosky developed the pictogram symbols used to identify airports, restrooms and more. He was also known for his sculptural assemblages.

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Over 160 Confederate Symbols Were Removed in 2020, Group Says

The Southern Poverty Law Center said more “symbols of hate” were removed from public property last year after the death of George Floyd than in the previous four years combined.

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House Votes to Remove Confederate Statues From U.S. Capitol

The bipartisan vote to banish the statues from display was the latest step in a nationwide push to remove historical symbols of racism and oppression from public places.

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Quaker to Change Aunt Jemima Name and Image Over ‘Racial Stereotype’

Quaker Oats, which owns the 131-year-old brand, said it would change the packaging as it worked “to make progress toward racial equality.”

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