The picture is jarring. Paul Scott, a local minister in Durham, NC is captured in a main photo in the New York Times that opens the story by Amanda Abrams, “In a Revived Durham, Black Residents Ask: Is There Still Room For Us?”

Scott is featured closeup in the center foreground wearing a black t-shirt with a message in giant white letters: Durham vs Everybody. On his head is a black ball cap with another message: Black Messiah.