RACISM: Chicago Mayor Defends ‘No White People Interview’ Policy

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RACISM: Chicago Mayor Defends ‘No White People Interview’ Policy

By BlabberBuzz, 28 July 2021:

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has reportedly maintained her controversial choice to grant interview requests just to minority journalists — calling the number of non-whites covering her “unacceptable.”

“I would absolutely do it again. I’m unapologetic about it because it spurred a very important conversation, a conversation that needed to happen, that should have happened a long time ago,” Lightfoot told the New York Times’ “Sway” host Kara Swisher on Monday of the temporary May statement.

As she marked her two-year anniversary in office in May, the Democrat — whose city is in the middle of an epidemic of gun violence and is on track to exceed last year’s sum of 48 mass shootings — assailed the “overwhelming whiteness” of the Windy City’s media and declared that she’d grant one-on-one interviews only to minority members, according to Fox News.

“Here is the bottom line for me, to state the obvious, I’m a black woman mayor. I’m the mayor of the third-largest city in the country, obviously I have a platform, and it’s important to me to advocate on things that I believe are important,” Lightfoot told Swisher.

“Going back to why I ran, to disrupt the status quo. The media is critically important to our democracy … the media is in a time of incredible upheaval and disruption but our city hall press corps looks like it’s 1950 or 1970,” she went on.
Lightfoot prompted media outlets to be “focused on diversity.”

“In Chicago, we have a huge amount of diverse media talent. We’ve got schools that are journalism that are best in class across the country, and I would say, really, across the world,” she announced.

“So the absence of journalists of color, covering the mayor of the third-largest city in the country is absolutely unacceptable. And so I decided to say something about it,” the mayor went on.

But she further said that politicians should not get to choose who covers them.

“I just taught at the University of Chicago. You have amazing diverse journalists studying there that I taught. And I agree with the need for more diversity in the media. But politicians don’t get to choose who covers them,” Swisher stated.

“No, it’s not about me choosing who covers me, right? I gave exclusive interviews. And we do get to choose who we talk to in exclusives. I gave exclusive interviews with journalists of color, right?” she said.

“One 24-hour period and it was like people’s heads exploded. I had journalists saying, ‘Does the mayor think I’m racist?’ No, it’s not about individuals. It’s about systemic racism,” the mayor went on.

Asked if her decision worked, Lightfoot said she would “absolutely do it again.”

“I’m unapologetic about it because it spurred a very important conversation, a conversation that needed to happen, that should have happened a long time ago,” she said.

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