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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Only Granting Interviews to ‘Black or Brown Journalists’

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Only Granting Interviews to ‘Black or Brown Journalists’

I wonder how Lightfoot’s white wife feels about this. I wonder how the Asian and biracial reporters feel about this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bma1ezYTmyc

Local Chicago reporters claimed on Twitter that Mayor Lori Lightfoot will only grant interviews to “Black or Brown journalists” as she hits the halfway point of her term.

I wonder how Lightfoot’s white wife feels about her declaration.

Yes, Lightfoot has a white wife.

I have not seen the local reporters expand on the news. I do not know if this only applies to local reporters or all reporters. Will she only call on black and brown journalists at press conferences? So no Asian reporters? Indian reporters? How about bi-racial reporters?

What if the reporter identifies as Black or Brown?

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If this is true – it is racial discrimination by a public official in official capacity.

>>> That is illegal.

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Ben Kent. | May 19, 2021 at 11:25 am

    >>>That’s illegal

    Only if someone complains.

      Where are all the Social Justice Warriors now?

      When real racism is committed – they are AWOL – provided the person doing it is of a certain race and political party.

      Subotai Bahadur in reply to Lucifer Morningstar. | May 19, 2021 at 7:29 pm

      And if the body to which someone complains [court, civil rights commission, etc.] is willing to act on something done or not done by a member of the regime. Remember, the rule of law is gone.

      Subotai Bahadur

    Milhouse in reply to Ben Kent. | May 19, 2021 at 11:36 am

    No, it isn’t illegal. She doesn’t have to grant interviews, and she doesn’t have to be fair in granting them. No court can compel her to submit to an interview she doesn’t want to have. It’s not covered by any of the antidiscrimination laws, it’s not an administrative function, and racism per se is protected by the first amendment. Interviews are not government speech, they’re private speech.

      UserP in reply to Milhouse. | May 19, 2021 at 11:43 am

      Yes but if a white mayor did that to black journalists it would be a big deal and something would be done about it.

        Milhouse in reply to UserP. | May 19, 2021 at 4:26 pm

        Yes but if a white mayor did that to black journalists it would be a big deal and something would be done about it.

        There would be political repercussions, not legal ones. Same as here. But it’s up to Lightfoot’s opponents to create those repercussions, just as it would be the other way around.

          UserP in reply to Milhouse. | May 19, 2021 at 5:14 pm

          If Trump did it there would have been legal repercussions.

          JRD47 in reply to Milhouse. | May 20, 2021 at 8:03 am

          There is a fair and legal remedy. All those who are not members of whatever gender, race or creed she limits her communications to should refuse to communicate with her.

          The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Milhouse. | May 20, 2021 at 8:04 am

          Consider your remark up-ticked, Milhouse. I can’t do a real one because of the block quote.

        The Friendly Grizzly in reply to UserP. | May 19, 2021 at 6:59 pm

        That doesn’t make Milhouse’s comment any less valid.

      Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Milhouse. | May 19, 2021 at 12:18 pm

      But it is racist, yes?

      CommoChief in reply to Milhouse. | May 19, 2021 at 12:30 pm

      Milhouse,

      I am not convinced about that. No the Mayor doesn’t have to grant interviews. However if she grants interviews on subjects in her official capacity then I don’t believe she can make a race based determination that excludes and discriminates.

      Pretty sure almost every Federal grant or Federal program that Chicago participates in has a clause to that effect.

      Now if Chicago wants to refuse all Federal funds to avoid compliance that might pass muster. The various cases won by the Military v Universities and School Districts regarding campus access for recruiting and ROTC ECT were based upon the acceptance of Federal funds by those schools.

      Accepting federal $ comes with strings. Heck, Hillsdale College doesn’t accept any Federal funds precisely because they don’t want any federal government entanglement.

        Ben Kent in reply to CommoChief. | May 19, 2021 at 1:05 pm

        CommoChief is correct.

        Brave Sir Robbin in reply to CommoChief. | May 19, 2021 at 1:06 pm

        I tend to lean towards CommoChief here. I think there may be an avenue that can be driven on here. Not exactly sure what it is, but I sense something. Giving interviews as mayor is an official act, and I am not sure she can discriminate on the basis of race in the exercise of an official act. I think Milhouse is correct for unofficial acts like interviews on her personal life or by a biographer, or something wholly unrelated to her position, but on matters pertaining to the public interest and her official duties…? I think that may be an actionable offense. Imagine a room full of reporters at a press conference. The mayor comes to the podium, and tells all the “white” people to leave. I think their would be a decision that she may not bar reporters access based upon their race. I am not sure why this would not also apply to a one-on-one press interview. Remedy to the one-on-one situation is problematic, because Lightfoot could perhaps be forced to take an interview, but then could simply to provide meaningful or productive answers. But I am not sure it is perfectly legal for Lightfoot to do this, as per the assertion of Milhouse.

          CommoChief in reply to Brave Sir Robbin. | May 19, 2021 at 1:43 pm

          The real issue is that by making an announcement she gave away the game. She could have simply gone ahead with this idea and who would have been the wiser?

          When challenged, if ever, she could simply say ‘gee I hadn’t realized that we are only granting interviews to black and brown people’. Then pass it off as that’s how the cookie crumbles no intent here move along.

          Making the announcement though? Now the proof is out, until they disavow the announcement.

          Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Brave Sir Robbin. | May 19, 2021 at 2:19 pm

          “Making the announcement though? Now the proof is out, until they disavow the announcement”

          Agree. It is now really problematic for her to deny an interview to a “white” person. But a legal perspective it’s a matter of remedy.

          CommoChief in reply to Brave Sir Robbin. | May 19, 2021 at 4:40 pm

          Robin,

          Legal remedy is a question for sure. Specific performance is unlikely in the extreme.

          Biden administration pulling or threatening to pull Federal funds? Not a chance. Though Biden has a ‘Sister Soulja’ moment teed up here. Easy target, little cost and lots of potential gain for him.

          IMO, this is an issue that will be solved by electing Congressional Reps, Senators and a President who have the stones to withdraw federal funds in cases like this. Not before.

        Milhouse in reply to CommoChief. | May 19, 2021 at 4:33 pm

        However if she grants interviews on subjects in her official capacity then I don’t believe she can make a race based determination that excludes and discriminates.

        Sure she can.

        Pretty sure almost every Federal grant or Federal program that Chicago participates in has a clause to that effect.

        Nope. None of them do.

        BSR:

        Giving interviews as mayor is an official act,

        No, it isn’t. It’s not part of a mayor’s duties, it’s not done on behalf of the city, it doesn’t fit any definition of “official act”.

        Imagine a room full of reporters at a press conference. The mayor comes to the podium, and tells all the “white” people to leave. I think their would be a decision that she may not bar reporters access based upon their race.

        There probably would. But not if she simply said white reporters had asked enough questions in the past and today she wasn’t taking any questions from them.

          CommoChief in reply to Milhouse. | May 19, 2021 at 4:47 pm

          Milhouse,

          The grant and program documents obviously don’t say the Mayor must grant interviews. They do have generalized language about nondiscrimination and about using the funds in a manner consistent with Federal law and consistent with the US Constitution.

          If Lighthouse is speaking as an individual citizen she can do what she wants. When acting under her authority as the Mayor then those official actions could jeopardize federal funds when those acts are not consistent with Federal law.

          Obviously we disagree and you are certainly entitled to your opinion.

    Strelnikov in reply to Ben Kent. | May 19, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    Oh, don’t be silly.

    She backed off. She is now only granting interviews to her own humanoid plant species. Mayor Lightfoot = I Am Groot!

It won’t hurt her. She’s already a complete joke as a mayor.

Because, on the left, racism is always in fashion.

    UJ in reply to irv. | May 19, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Because, just like socialism, racism works when you “have the right people in charge”.

The woman who doesn’t understand that tab A goes into slot A missed the class on “2 wrongs don’t make a right”

    Doesn’t there have to be a “first” wrong for this to be the second one?

    JusticeDelivered in reply to REDACTED. | May 19, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    Even the dumbist people are able to figurer out that the tab goes in the slot. Humanity would collectively be much better off if this was not the case.

    UserP in reply to REDACTED. | May 19, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    Mayor Lightfoot doesn’t like your comment at all. She said that if it were REDACTED it would make her very happy.

stevewhitemd | May 19, 2021 at 11:40 am

I wouldn’t complain. I would, however, find a group of white college kids from FIRE who want to go to City Hall with press credentials, just to see if they could bombard her with questions that she wouldn’t deign to answer.

Frank Hammond | May 19, 2021 at 11:58 am

So Mayor Lighthead refuses to work with Asian reporters?

    RandomCrank in reply to Frank Hammond. | May 19, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    The ones she’d really hate are the Latinos, because they are zooming right past blacks these days. Helps to have families, and to want to work, and to refrain from murdering each other at rates exceeding war zones.

How is racial discrimination lessened by a big city Mayor doing more of it? No brainer. It’s not.

Ghost Rider | May 19, 2021 at 12:05 pm

Not a smidgen of prejudice here folks. Just move on like good sheeple…..

Just keep digging, Beetlejuice.

JusticeDelivered | May 19, 2021 at 12:49 pm

For over 2 decades I lobbied government, I tried to avoid stupid politicians. Lightfoot probably has a brain the size of a Walnut, surrounded by a vacuum.

JusticeDelivered | May 19, 2021 at 12:56 pm

I have dissected three human brains. I might be interesting to do so with her brain. But I would be leary of opening up her skull, for fear of a vortex forming and sucking me in.

I identify as Black and vaccinated. Can I interview her without a mask on? I mean me. I hope she’d wear a mask or all bets are off.

The fact that her ilk is not defeated with a 98% margin speaks volumes.

It’s hard to feel sorry for those voters. Or the voters of any/all blue cities.

What was that word we have for people who treat people differently based on skin color? Oh yes, RACIST. Of course this should be no surprise as Lightfoot is a democrat and they are ALL racist.

What about her other identity groups (dwarves, lesbians)? Are they getting access?

I support her decision. The selected reporters can translate her English for the reader.

Anything to distract from this….https://heyjackass.com/

Old Navy Doc | May 20, 2021 at 4:20 pm

Soooo. She is different from George Wallace, how?
Oh yeah, blacks had a better percent chance of survival in his state than her city.

Todd Bridges looks terrible!

Real American | May 21, 2021 at 11:20 am

Anyone can interview her by saying “Beetlejuice” three times.

antisocialjustice | May 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm

So now you need a press ID AND blackface to work a political beat in Chicago.

This village idiot will move us back to segregation in the very near future. Wait,
it will get better: black areas must have black only police and white areas get white officers.

Then you will see cities like Chicago sink into becoming a black hole like Philly.

This, by the way was predicted by Yuri Bezmenov in his media appearances.

Yuri goes into some detail how this ideology causes massive confusion and pits people against each other.

Be it now in the Army, clowns like this lady.
Or media in general.

The ideology is so extrem, and has been unmasked as contradictory, racist and full of lies. It is marxism repacked, make no mistake. They simply changed the label from “class” to “race”.

Here’s the bug-eyed freak partying yesterday without a mask:

https://twitter.com/dolladollaMiIIs/status/1395792899590270977

Who does she think she is – Gavin Newsom?

Char Char Binks | May 23, 2021 at 11:45 am

lightfoot is a ghoul-faced, goggle-eyed golliwog, and that is punishment enough for her sins.

2smartforlibs | May 23, 2021 at 3:13 pm

Didn’t someone once have a dream where his kids would live in a society where they weren’t judged by the color of their skin?

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