Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfood says the reason she’s kicking out the White people is that it’s up to her as the first black and lesbian mayor to “challenge us” to “do better.”
“If I as the black woman there, the first ever, don’t challenge us, the collective us to do better, to really make sure that in every institution it reflects the diversity and nuance and texture of our city, then shame on me,” she said illogically.
So doing better means banning whites?
I’m not a demographic analyst but I am preeettty sure that the city of Chicago has white folk. I mean I ain’t no mathematician, but I’m supposin that zero white reporters isn’t going to mirror the percentages of diversity and nuance and texture in the city.
She got the “shame on me” part right though.
The reporter challenged her on the fact that she hates critical reporting and fights with reporters often. But notice that he said “there are some folks you’ve been feuding with, some of them my WHITE colleagues, some people look at this as some sort of payback.”
That’s a cop-out question ain’t it?
Tucker Carlson brought up Lightfoot’s plan in a segment this week arguing that equity is racism.
Equity, it turns out, is racism. It’s as simple as that. Equity is racism. And to be clear, we don’t mean racism in the sense that ice cream and Shakespeare and math are all now supposedly racist, or that Dr. Seuss is now considered an Exalted Cyclops in the Ku Klux Klan. We’re not talking about the Ilhan Omar/Atlantic magazine definition — which by the way, isn’t actually language, but just another blunt political weapon. No. We mean racism in the literal sense, in the way that Martin Luther King defined the term: the act of hurting some people and helping others, purely on the basis of their respective races. Bigotry, in other words. Prejudice. Hatred. That’s what equity is.
Lightfoot took pains to explain that she doesn’t mean any of this personally. In fact, she conceded that some of the White reporters who cover city hall in Chicago are talented and hardworking. But unfortunately, they are, Lightfoot said, “White, nonetheless.” So there it is, as plainly as anyone’s ever said it out loud. White people are disqualified because they are White. Not because of anything they’ve done or said or think. Lori Lightfoot doesn’t care about that. She says so. Lightfoot isn’t interested in what these White people might be like as individuals, as people. She doesn’t even care what kind of White they are. Their ancestors could be from Italy or Luxembourg or Finland or Spain. They could be members of the British royal family. They could be penniless Romanian immigrants living in a box on the sidewalk on Michigan Avenue. Rich or poor, it doesn’t matter to Lori Lightfoot.
To Lori Lightfoot, all that matters is the fact they’re White because White people are the same. They are entirely defined by the color of their skin. You can see how this makes life easier for Lori Lightfoot. She knows who to hate, just by looking at them. If someday the Chicago police rounded up the entire population of the city, Lori Lightfoot would have no trouble pulling the right ones out of line for punishment. By the way, in case you’re wondering, yes, that was a Nazi reference. It was deserved. Lori Lightfoot is a monster. Any society that allows politicians to talk like this has a very ugly future ahead. Very ugly.
He’s right. Of course.
These are incompatible ideas. It’s not a “she has a point, he has a point” moment. Every kindergartner knows two wrongs don’t make a right. If Lightfoot and other opportunists are going to crassly and for political advantage claim that historic wrongs have to be righted through historic actions, then she should TAKE historic actions instead of repeating historic WRONGS don’t you think?
Lightfoot wants revenge on reporters. The rest of the so-called wildly misnamed “anti-racism” crowd wants revenge on an entire skin color.
There’s a word for that.
You won’t learn that word from the media, at least not with the right definition. Not with regard to Lightfoot. Of the two statements, guess which one gets outrage ink? Yep.