For Democrats, it seems they’ve embraced the concept that in order to fight racism, they must become full-blown racists.
The irony is that those who fought so hard to end segregation in America have been replaced by those who now embrace segregation — at their insistence. As troubling as that may be, the acceptance of openly discriminating against white people is a dark path we now find ourselves on.
Look no further than Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who is reportedly only granting interviews to journalists of color.
Apparently openly and proudly.
NBC 5 Chicago political reporter Mary Ann Ahern marked the “midway point” of the black mayor’s first term in office in a tweet that acknowledged that Lightfoot is only agreeing to sit down with “Black or Brown journalists.”
“As @chicagosmayor reaches her two year midway point as mayor, her spokeswoman says Lightfoot is granting 1 on 1 interviews – only to Black or Brown journalists,” Ahern tweeted.
— Mary Ann Ahern (@MaryAnnAhernNBC) May 18, 2021
Unfortunately for Ahern, she’s white. And she’s not the only cracker reporter who is saying as much.
WTTW politics reporter Heather Cherone replied to a doubting tweet from Chicago 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas: “I can confirm, alderman.”
I can confirm, alderman
— Heather Cherone (@HeatherCherone) May 18, 2021
WTTW Chicago Tonight co-anchor Paris Schutz also tweeted: “I was told the same thing.”
It’s important to note that these are local reporters. When it comes to national media, Lightfoot made an appearance on MSNBC on Monday, in an interview with Stephanie Ruhle.
Of course, given that MSNBC and CNN are effectively the Democratic Party’s cable networks of choice, and the scarcity of non-white hosts, Lightfoot didn’t have many options.
In an appearance on Fox News’s “The Ingraham Angle, civil rights icon Bob Woodson said of Democrats, “They’re using racism to conquer racism.”
As Chicago’s first black female mayor and first lesbian mayor, Lightfoot gets to check off two boxes on the left’s diversity chart, giving her the power to get away with such an outrageous stance — if true. Her office has been quiet on the matter.
It was during her MSNBC appearance that Lightfoot said she would still “encourage” Chicago residents to wear masks despite the new CDC guidance allowing those who’ve been vaccinated to ditch them in most circumstances.
“I know for me personally, I’m going to continue to wear a mask in public and I’m going to encourage others to do so,” she said. “We’ve got to make sure that people are continuing to follow the public health guidance that has gotten us this far, and masks, I think, are a big and important part of that.”
The greater question here may be how much longer does it take for American voters to grasp that elections have consequences. How much more pain and suffering must they endure to learn this valuable lesson?
One thing is certain, social media was not quiet on the matter… here’s a sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
She is a revolting person on every level https://t.co/RR4XwtgXfM
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) May 19, 2021
Democrat elected official bases whether or not you get access to her based on the color of your skin, which is racist. https://t.co/R2qKUa5smA
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 19, 2021
Racism in the name of wokeism is still racism. https://t.co/iFGfrEQxSi
— Kara Zupkus (@kara_kirsten) May 19, 2021
Will her white wife still get 1 on 1 time? This is ridiculous.
— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) May 19, 2021
That might not be the best course of action right now; Black and Brown people in Chicago have lost more in the last 14 months than most. I’ll be curious as to the questions those journalists pose.
— Aries Lady (@AriesLady62) May 18, 2021
Lori Lightfoot is almost Malcolm X.
— Carl Nyberg (@CarlNyberg312) May 18, 2021
I was once told by a PhD in Anthropology that it’s not possible for person of color to be racist; only whites are racist. SMH.
— dizzheart (@dizzheart) May 19, 2021
Bigotry is alive and well in Chicago.
— Dr. Tired (@KingLassitude) May 19, 2021
Time to send in Jimmy Kimmel undercover reporter pic.twitter.com/zzmJvNpG46
— A Yardman (@AYardman) May 19, 2021
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