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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Will Only Grant Interviews To “People of Color”

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says that she will only grant one-on-one interviews to black and brown journalists. To be more specific, the Mayor says she will “prioritize” interview requests from “people of color” on the occasion of her two-year inauguration anniversary. Lightfoot’s decision comes from her observation of the “overwhelmingly white and male” status of the local media’s press corps. Her wife, who is white, has not given a comment to the media as of the publishing of this article.

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to Grant Interviews Only to Black, Brown Journalists

Lightfoot Says She Will Only Give 1-on-1 Interviews to Journalists of Color – NBC Chicago

Chicago mayor sparks backlash after limiting media interviews to people of color | TheHill

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

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Twitter: “I ran to break up the status quo that was failing so many. That isn’t just in City Hall. It’s a shame that in 2021, the City Hall press corps is overwhelmingly White in a city where more than half of the city identifies as Black, Latino, AAPI or Native American.” / Twitter

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