Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Slammed For Saying She Will Only Give Interviews To ‘Journalists Of Color’

Chicago’s Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot has apparently announced that she will only give interviews to ‘journalists of color.’

Isn’t that kind of… racist?

She actually defended this when pressed.

FOX News reported:

Lightfoot slams ‘overwhelming whiteness’ of Chicago press, defends only speaking to reporters of color

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, D., defended her controversial announcement to only give individual interviews to journalists of color and blasted Chicago media institutions for their “overwhelming whiteness and maleness” in an extraordinary letter on Wednesday.

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Upon the two-year anniversary of her election, Lightfoot has drawn outrage after White journalists were told by her press office that they couldn’t interview her one-on-one because of their skin color.

In a two-page letter to the media, Lightfoot, the first Black woman as well as the first openly gay mayor in Chicago’s history, praised her own 2019 election for “breaking barriers” and took a shot at media organizations in the city for not adequately addressing “institutionalized racism” in their ranks. Her decision to temporarily only speak to Black and Brown reporters, she said, was part of her lifelong battle to fight for diversity and inclusion.

See her tweets below:

One Latino journalist has spoken out against Lightfoot for this.

Doesn’t Chicago have much bigger problems to deal with?

 

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