Over the past few months, the black lesbian Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot has been a gift that keeps on giving to the media community.
She’s a peach to write about – a peach with a furiously receding hairline but a peach nonetheless.
First, she publicly declares that she’ll only do interviews with “black and brown” reporters, then says that she’s doing it to promote “diversity.”
Lori now has a new crusade.
She’s just declared racism to be a public health emergency and took $10 million of Chicago’s COVID money to alleviate this “emergency.”
Remember, this is the money that belongs to all Chicagoans – black, white, or purple.
Earlier this week, the city health department released data that showed expanding life expectancy discrepancies between Black residents, who on average live 71.4 years, and non-Black Chicagoans, who tend to live 80.6 years.
Five factors contribute to the near decade–long differences in life expectancy, including chronic diseases, homicide, infant mortality, opioid overdose, and health concerns such as HIV, flu, and other infections – like the coronavirus.Fox News
Let’s unpack that.
The difference in life expectancy is connected to a range of factors, but if you want to simplify it all, it’s fair to say that being poor is a huge factor.
Establishing a relief fund for the poor would be the idea of a “normal” approach.
But Chicago’s Lori Lightfoot is anything but normal.
Lori wants to help. Unless you’re white!