Chicago mayor says she’ll henceforth give 1-on-1 interviews only to journalists of color

Chicago mayor says she’ll henceforth give 1-on-1 interviews only to journalists of color
Lori Lightfoot (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Martin Luther King is rolling over in his grave.]

As Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot approaches the two-year anniversary of her inauguration … she told the city’s media outlets that she would grant one-on-one interviews to mark the occasion, but with one condition: she will only speak with journalists of color.

“I ran to break up the status quo that was failing so many. That isn’t just in City Hall,” Lightfoot tweeted Wednesday morning. “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.”

“Diversity and inclusion is imperative across all institutions including media. In order to progress we must change,” she continued. “This is exactly why I’m being intentional about prioritizing media requests from POC reporters on the occasion of the two-year anniversary of my inauguration as mayor of this great city.”

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