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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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1 COMMENT

  1. She certainly does check off a lot of the progressive boxes: LGBT, not a man, not white, closed-minded, blaming everybody else for her failings, identifying problems where none exist and presenting ridiculous solutions to fix them, etc. If she will not take interviews with whitey, and their are no whitey reporters, then I guess that means she won’t have to do any interviews. Convenient! She’ll probably then blame her lack of coverage on the local media. SMH

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