IS THIS LEGAL? Chicago Mayor to Only Grant Interviews to ‘Black and Brown’ Reporters

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot stunned journalists in the Windy City Wednesday when her office reportedly confirmed she was only willing to grant one-on-one interviews to “black and brown” reporters.

“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,” posted a reporter with NBC Chicago.

“This is an imbalance that needs to change. Chicago is a world-class city. Our local media should reflect the multiple cultures that comprise it,” posted Lightfoot on Twitter.

“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,” she added.