Yet despite Washington’s and Jefferson’s active engagement in the horrific, emotional, and physical violence of slavery, they are considered heroes. There is nothing that erases the horror of their choices from their histories. There is nothing that erases the barbarity of slavery from the fabric of America. Yet the keepers of history have tried time and time again to downplay the brutality of colonialism; how it decimated indigenous people, empowered European imperialists, and created America. It is still argued that Washington and Lincoln are “good,” if problematic, white men.
But sometimes we work with already existing graphics, for instance, social network logos used as sharing and liking buttons. Facebook and Instagram icons are square, whereas Twitter is represented by a bird silhouette and Pinterest by an encircled “P”. That’s why Twitter and Pinterest icons are a bit larger, so that they look balanced with Facebook and Instagram icons.