It’s been revealed that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) poorly photoshopped a woman in a wheelchair and a blind man into the stock photo used for the cover page of its annual demographic report.
For the cover of its annual diversity report, ODNI purchased a stock photo called, “Portrait Of Multi-Cultural Office Staff Standing In Lobby,” and then photoshopped a woman in a wheelchair and a blind guy into the image.
In response to the report’s release, DNI Avril Haines, who was sworn in under the Biden administration on Jan. 21, stated via press release that the Intelligence Community (IC) should “reflect the diverse makeup of America and demonstrate that we are fostering an environment where every professional can succeed.”
“Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion is fundamental to our democratic values and critical to meeting the IC’s mission,” Haines wrote Thursday, the day of the report’s release. “This takes work every single day. We are committed to doing more to address this critical issue and accelerate our progress.”