Systemic Racism

'We ignore the power of symbols at our peril' - architect David Adjaye on why racist monuments must be replaced

Monumental injustice ... we have to be ruthless with the truth to allow fractured communities to heal, says the architect and Smithsonian designer. Image: REUTERS/Marco Bello

Gayle Markovitz

Business Editor, World Economic Forum


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Image: Alan Karchmer, National Museum of African American History and Culture
Protesters kneel in front of the National Museum of African American History and Culture during a march as racial inequality protests continue, in Washington DC, June 23, 2020 Image: REUTERS/Leah Millis

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