Chicago’s Democratic Mayor, Lori Lightfoot, received a barrage of criticism on Twitter after the news went viral that she will only grant interviews to “black or brown journalists.”

Lightfoot is the first black mayor of the city. Since she has been in office, she has been repeatedly criticized for her racist bias in favor of blacks, arguing the fallacious discourse that the United States promotes white supremacism and oppression of the black race. 

In the latest chapter starring the mayor, she received thousands of criticisms on social networks and in conservative circles when it transcended that she would not give personal interviews to white journalists.

The news first broke Tuesday when NBC Chicago political reporter Mary Ann Ahern tweeted that only black and brown reporters would receive one-on-one interviews.

It was later confirmed by Gregory Pratt, a Latino reporter for the Chicago Tribune, revealed that he was among those who had received an interview, but the paper decided to cancel it when Lightfoot refused to lift his ban on other reporters. 

“I am a Latino reporter @chicagotribune whose interview request was granted for today. However, I asked the mayor’s office to lift its condition on others and when they said no, we respectfully canceled. Politicians don’t get to choose who covers them,” Pratt wrote on his Twitter account.  

Today, the mayor confirmed in a series of tweets that she was intentionally ‘prioritizing media requests from POC (People of Color) reporters’ and that it was a ‘disgrace’ that the journalists assigned to cover Chicago City Hall in 2021 were overwhelmingly white.

“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,” Lightfoot tweeted.

She went on minutes later to say:

“This is exactly why I am being intentional in prioritizing press requests from POC reporters on the occasion of the second anniversary of my inauguration as mayor of this great city.” 

Lightfoot has also been widely criticized for her harsh and erratic policies during the CCP Virus pandemic. At the same time, she offered no resistance to the Black Lives Matter riots during 2020, despite generating a historic wave of violent crime in Chicago.