To the editor:
Regarding your important story on the history of the Secretary of the Faculty, I am extremely disappointed with the photo that accompanies this article.
I understand having two white men not socially distancing and not wearing masks subtly advances the premise of the story, but the image is deceptive. Even worse, the caption on the online edition claims that the Faculty Executive Committee discussion was “on Monday afternoon.” This statement is grossly inaccurate, needs to be acknowledged and immediately changed.
Most importantly, I (and several members of my family) are at extreme high risk for COVID-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic, I have been meticulously following all public health guidelines, and strongly recommended others do the same. This image suggests otherwise.
This is not just my observation. Earlier this morning, I received an email from a member of the community extremely concerned about the message this image sends. I wholeheartedly agree with her. A picture paints a thousand words, and the message this image sends is all wrong during this dangerous time.