Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot visits the COVID19 Alternate Care Facility at McCormick Place in Chicago April 1. 500 patient beds were completed within five days. The Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, in support of FEMA, the White House, Department of Defense and the state, are currently constructing approximately 4000 COVID19 patient rooms at four ACFs within the state of Illinois.

On Wednesday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot doubled down on her racist tirade about the press corps regarding who gets interviews and who doesn’t. The policy reportedly only affords “black and brown” journalists interviews with the mayor.

The Daily Wire reports

“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 speak only to Black and Brown reporters, she said, was part of her lifelong battle to fight for diversity and inclusion,” Fox News reported late Wednesday.

In her letter, she accused Chicago media outlets of embracing “overwhelming whiteness and maleness,” claiming it is the mayor’s job to address the lack of diversity by filtering those who get direct access to the mayor.

“In looking at the absence of diversity across the City Hall press corps and other newsrooms, sadly it does not appear that many of the media institutions in Chicago have caught on and truly have not embraced this moment,” Lightfoot wrote. “I have been struck since my first day on the campaign trail back in 2018 by the overwhelming whiteness and maleness of Chicago media outlets, editorial boards, the political press corps, and yes, the City Hall press corps specifically.”

“If I as the black woman mayor, the first-ever, don’t challenge us, the collective us, to do better, to really make sure that in every institution it reflects the diversity, nuance, and texture, then shame on me,” Lightfoot continued.

Lightfoot’s comments effectively segregating the press by race appears to be flocking in the opposite direction than a supposed strive for “equity” and “inclusion” with white people being excluded based solely on the color of their skin.

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Tammy Flaherty
Tammy Flaherty
5 months ago

She is one of the most racist people around. Skin color, sex or religion does not make a good journalist

L. Nelson
L. Nelson
5 months ago

common sense, religious knowledge, morals and goodness seems to be missing in this mayors personality.

Leslie Bryant
Leslie Bryant
5 months ago

The Mayor of Chicago is a racist from her own mouth! And that ship has sailed and is owned by Mayor Lightfoot!! There is no double downing or taking her words back or trying to explain herself out of a hole! Just another corrupt, do nothing, can’t solve the problems idiot Mayor voted in by incompetent, indecisive Chicago Democrat voters! How many Chicagoans have to die before a competent Democrat is voted in and no it was not Rahm Emmanuel, the idiot Obama Chief of Staff! Better yet, try a Republican Mayor since things can’t get any worse than they’ve been the last 12 years!! Good luck Chicago, sink or swim!!