As the world battles the pandemic, another episode of BLM-fueled farce has landed in Chicago. This time it’s led by the city’s lesbian African-American mayor Lori Lightfoot, who decides to prioritize ‘fighting racism’ before fighting the coronavirus.
Declaring racism as a ‘public health crisis’ in the largest city of the Democratic state of Illinois, mayor Lightfoot is set to allocate nearly US$10 million of federal COVID-19 relief funds to the creation of ‘equity zones’ around the city.
These ‘equity zones’, the radical mayor claims, will address the city’s ‘legacy of systemic racism.’ In defence of her redefinition of racism as a ‘public health crisis’, the mayor said at the announcement, ‘At almost every single point in our city’s history, racism has taken a devastating toll on the health and wellbeing of our residents of colour – especially those who are black.’
She vows to request city’s officials and communities to address the ‘racist policies’.
The radical move came days after the city’s health authority’s recent report finds that life expectancy for black residents is more than nine years shorter than that of other racial groups.
She plans to distribute the US$9.6 million of supposedly life-saving funds to six ‘equity zones’ across Chicago, which she claims would address the issues of ‘racial life expectancy gap’ and to ‘improve anti-racist policies.’
The mayor is known for her race-fueled radicalism. Just recently in May, she was sued for only accepting interviews from reporters of colour.