In a move that is totally not racist at all, the office of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is advising reporters that the mayor can only do one-on-one interviews with black and brown reporters and will not be taking any questions from white reporters. Mary Ann Ahern of NBC5 Chicago has the following to say:
“As @chicagosmayor reaches her two year midway point as mayor, her spokeswoman says Lightfoot is granting 1 on 1 interviews – only to Black or Brown journalists.”
— Mary Ann Ahern (@MaryAnnAhernNBC) May 18, 2021
Paris Schultz with WTTW Chicago said he’s been told the same thing:
I was told the same thing.
— Paris Schutz (@paschutz) May 18, 2021
A Chicago Alderman responded in disbelief:
How is that even true, be serious
— George Cardenas (@aldcardenas) May 18, 2021
But a WTTW political reporter confirms it’s true:
I can confirm, alderman
— Heather Cherone (@HeatherCherone) May 18, 2021
Another alderman responded:
Are you kidding? If that’s true, that’s totally inappropriate. Take a moment to reverse-engineer that.
— Brendan Reilly (@AldReilly) May 19, 2021
Reilly is exactly right. If this were a white mayor refusing to do interviews with black reporters, that mayor would be labeled a white supremacist and tarred and feathered as racist.
So what exactly does that make Mayor Lori Lightfoot? Nothing, because black people can’t be racist in America. What, you didn’t know that?
Here’s a few responses….
Racism in the name of wokeism is still racism. https://t.co/iFGfrEQxSi
— Kara Zupkus (@kara_kirsten) May 19, 2021
More “anti-racist” racism. Almost amusing how regressive race-obsession is celebrated among the Left. https://t.co/VtzpQyfklg
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) May 19, 2021
“I’ll take your questions, based on skin color” — behold, “progress” https://t.co/kaCEM9T151
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) May 19, 2021
— Tom Basile 🇺🇸 (@Tom_Basile) May 19, 2021