To the editor:
The photo in your Feb. 23 issue — the one with a man sitting on the Atlantic shore in Senegal in and arbitrarily imagined to be praying to a higher being — was thought possibly to evoke fear of the “foreigner” in some people.
Not for me, for I know that, although many Africans wear robes, they are rapidly becoming more involved in the modern world thanks to better communication and transportation, and we are realizing that down deep we are all the same.
If you want to take the fear out of the photo, think about this possibility as to what the man could be doing. I think his outstretched praying hands could just as well have been holding his smart phone while he streamed a Netflix movie that evening after work, perhaps the same movie you saw earlier this year.
There, still scared?
Ron Adams
Irondequoit