The story told how Serena Williams raised $111 million for a new venture capital fund, ‘Serena Ventures’. The incorrect photo did not appear in the online version of the story.
“No matter how far we get, we’re reminded that it’s not enough,” Williams said on Twitter Wednesday. “That’s why I raised $111M for @serenaventures. To support founders who are overlooked by ingrained systems woefully oblivious to their biases. Because even I am overlooked.”
Williams ended her tweet by saying, “You can do better, @nytimes.”
“This was due to an error selecting the photos for the print edition, and it did not appear online,” the NYT Business account tweeted. “A correction will appear in tomorrow’s paper.”
Williams’ tweet, which included a photo of the wrong photo, quickly racked up more than 3,000 retweets and more than 10,000 likes.
There are countless examples of media in recent years incorrectly and embarrassingly confusing African Americans.
And in 2018, Fox News apologized after using a photo of Patti LaBelle in a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin.