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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot chose to mark the second anniversary of her inauguration in a weird and counterproductive way – she told members of the Windy City media that she would only give interviews to journalists of color.
Lightfoot thinks the Chicago press body is too white and too masculine, and it’s more than his right to say that and believe that should change.
But Lightfoot is the mayor of all Chicagoans, regardless of color, and no official should be able to choose who covers them.
Florence Chee, director of the Center for Digital Ethics at Loyola University in Chicago, told the Washington Post: “There are a lot of ways to be anti-racist, but that’s not it. It comes down to tokenism and puts people of color in an awkward position by focusing the topic on them rather than the government. “
Exactly. This will not help the journalists she speaks to, as they will be unfairly considered to have only gotten interviews because of their ethnicity. He immediately dismissed the work of these journalists through no fault of their own. And it is also a giant ethical red flag, because if a public official can control who covers and does not cover his public activities, that only invites widespread corruption.
Lightfoot – and anyone else in public office – would do well to remember that they are there to serve the general public, no matter where their ancestors lived.