This is my first ever letter to an editor, but I am moved to write regarding Michael Romain. I was disappointed to learn he had left, but assumed he was moving on to bigger things. However, I was even more disappointed to hear that was not the case. His columns were consistently thoughtful, thought-provoking, well worth reading, and, in my opinion, a highlight of Wednesday Journal. I will miss his writing, his thoughts, and his viewpoint. And with his departure, WJ is dominated by white males. Not a good look. I am confident Michael will land on his feet, but this is a loss to WJ and its readers.

Barbara Kahn
Oak Park

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