Watchdog Group Out For Blood, Takes AIM At Racist Chicago Mayor
Looks like Chicago Mayor Lightfoot is learning you can't discriminate against people. Lightfoot last month claimed she would only be accepting POC to interview her one-on-one. She claimed she was trying to force more diversity into the Press Corps. She somehow failed to understand that this was blatant discrimination. But now a judge is ordering Lightfoot to explain her racist policy.
"A judge told lawyers for Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, D., Monday to provide a declaration by the end of the week as to whether her policy of only granting interviews to journalists of color was still in effect or would be in the future.
Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch asked the court for an injunction against Lightfoot's policy last week, saying it was unconstitutional, but Lightfoot's attorneys said at a remote hearing Monday that the policy was not in effect and the request was unnecessary, according to reports.
Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against Lightfoot on behalf of the Daily Caller News Foundation last month, alleging Lightfoot violated White reporter Thomas Catenacci's equal protection rights under the Fourteenth Amendment when she didn't respond to multiple requests for interviews, as well as his First Amendment rights."
This all about how Mayor Lightfoot claimed she would only be taking interviews with Brown reporters. Lightfoot defended her decision to do so at the time on Twitter.
"I ran to break up the status quo that was failing so many. That isn't just in City Hall. 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."
"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."
"This is an imbalance that needs to change. Chicago is a world-class city. Our local media should reflect the multiple cultures that comprise it."
"We must be intentional about doing better. I believed that when running for office. I stand on this belief now. It’s time for the newsrooms to do better and build teams that reflect the make-up of our city."
This is called justice. Mayor Lightfoot is a public servant, she is supposed to be representing all of the people of Chicago and this blatant discrimination shouldn't be tolerated. I hope the Judge knocks her down a peg.