Posted on May 25, 2021

Tulsi Gabbard Calls for Chicago Mayor to Resign for ‘Blatant Anti-White Racism’

Caroline Downey, National Review, May 21, 2021

Former Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard demanded Friday that Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot resign for offering personal interviews only to “black and brown” journalists.

Gabbard called the mayor’s actions “blatant anti-white racism” and said the decision warranted her stepping down from the office. “Mayor Lightfoot’s blatant anti-white racism is abhorrent,” Gabbard tweeted. “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,” she continued.

Lightfoot announced earlier this week that she would be “prioritizing media requests from POC reporters” in celebration of “the occasion of the two-year anniversary of my inauguration as mayor of this great city.” Her spokesman later told a local reporter that she was granting interview requests from black and Hispanic reporters exclusively.

{snip} She cited the “overwhelming whiteness and maleness” of the city’s media outlets as justification for her new policy.