Mayor Lightfoot on Chicago Media: ‘overwhelming whiteness and maleness’

Chicago Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot boldly announced she will only grant one-on-one interviews to minority journalists.

Lightfoot made the statement on her second anniversary in office in a letter to Chicago media claiming their “overwhelming whiteness and maleness.”

USA Today reports:

In her two-page letter she recalled being on the campaign trail and being struck “by the overwhelming whiteness and maleness of Chicago media outlets, editorial boards, the political press corps, and yes, the City Hall press corps specifically.”

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Lightfoot commented on social media.

Critics blasted Lightfoot on social media.

In response to Lightfoot’s decision, the Chicago Tribune canceled an interview with her.

Meanwhile, the crime rate in Chicago, the third-largest city in the country, is through the roof.

ABC 7 Chicago reports:

But those accomplishments have are largely overshadowed by gun violence and crimes. Homicides are up 17 percent year to year, and the number of shootings are up 34 percent over the same period a year ago. So far this year, 108 juveniles have been shot and carjackings have more than doubled.

For Lightfoot to target and deny only white journalists access to her for interviews is racist.

Lightfoot, and anyone who agrees with her about shutting out white journalists, are part of the problem.

The words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s importance of the content of one’s character and not the color of their skin don’t resonate with Democrats.