Appeals for equity and racial justice have instead become an excuse to discriminate against white people. Many politicians are afraid to call it out when they see it — but not all.
Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has called for Chicago Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot to resign after it became known that she would only accept interview requests from people of color, Breitbart reported. Gabbard called this “blatant anti-white racism,” but Lightfoot has defended her position.
The Chicago mayor is nearing her two-year anniversary in office and decided that white media members would not be allowed to conduct any one-on-one interview for the occasion. To their credit, some in the establishment media protested the move despite the usual wholesale acceptance of the radical racial agenda.
Mary Ann Ahern, a political correspondent with WMAQ-TV, broke the story wide open when she tweeted about restrictions from Lightfoot’s office, The Hill reported. “Absolutely, they told me only Black and brown journalists are getting one-on-one interviews,” the veteran reporter told The Hill.
A Chicago Tribune reporter, Gregory Pratt, publicly protested the mayor’s exclusionary move. “I am a Latino reporter @chicagotribune whose interview request was granted for today,” Pratt tweeted. “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.”
Lightfoot has not budged on the issue and said the measure was meant to combat “systemic racism.” However, it doesn’t get much more systemically racist than the mayor of a city discriminating against journalists based on the color of their skin, and that truth was at the heart of Gabbard’s call for her resignation.
“Mayor Lightfoot’s blatant anti-white racism is abhorrent,” Gabbard wrote in a tweet Friday. “I call upon President Biden, Kamala Harris, and other leaders of our county—of all races—to join me in calling for Mayor Lightfoot’s resignation. Our leaders must condemn all racism, including anti-white,” Gabbard urged
Mayor Lightfoot’s blatant anti-white racism is abhorrent. I call upon President Biden, Kamala Harris, and other leaders of our county—of all races—to join me in calling for Mayor Lightfoot’s resignation. Our leaders must condemn all racism, including anti-white.
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) May 21, 2021
The way to fight discrimination is not to impose it on a different set of people. Any culture that truly has no tolerance for racism cannot let this stand coming from the mayor of Chicago, even if the people she’s excluding are white. Most politicians likely understand this but find themselves too fearful of a misstep — except for Gabbard.