LOL: Chicago Mayor Lightfoot says criticism is ‘99 percent’ because she’s a black woman

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Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said complaints of her having an ill-temperament is “about 99 percent” due to the fact that she’s a black woman, according to Chicago Tribune.

During an interview on Wednesday, a reporter asked Mayor Lightfoot how many of the complaints regarding her temperament were due to the color of her skin.

“About 99 percent,” Lightfoot replied.

“Look at my predecessors. Did people say that Rich Daley held tea sessions with people that he disagreed with? Rahm Emanuel was a polite guy who was a uniter? No,” Lightfoot said, according to the Chicago Tribune. “Women and people of color are always held to a different standard. I understand that, I’ve known that my whole life.”

Mayor Lightfoot has been heavily criticized by members of staff during her two years in office. According to Chicago Tribune, more than a dozen staff members have quit or resigned over the past year. more

39 Comments on LOL: Chicago Mayor Lightfoot says criticism is ‘99 percent’ because she’s a black woman

  1. “Women and people of color are always held to a different standard. I understand that, I’ve known that my whole life.”

    She’s right. Women and people of color DO get held to a different standard.

    A much LOWER one.

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  2. The other 1% of criticism comes from the under the bridge Troll union for her blatant cultural appropriation of their look and smell.

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  3. @Ay

    Biden has a Hemorrhoid on his brain.
    Could you please help him?

    Or Not.

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  4. Seriously, does she try to make herself look ugly? Why would someone deliberately do that? What the hell is going on here?

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  5. @Hambone, I don’t think she’s trying. She just isn’t doing anything to mitigate it. Of course, wearing a Burka is about the only thing that would work.

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  6. Maybe those men did not get the same criticism is because they managed at least a modicum of competence.

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  7. One position with high turnover has to her gynecologist. Can you imagine? They must wake up screaming every night.

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  8. She looks like she just crawled out of a lagoon or barely escaped a forest fire and is pissed off that she lost out on the Jack Links contract!

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  9. It was probably her blackness, womanness(??) and gayness that got her top spot in the runoff when she was elected in 2019. Lots of identity groups to draw from. There were fourteen (14!!) candidates running for mayor
    in the first round after Dead Fish Raymond Emanuel dropped out. Every last one a liberal demoncrat. She won the top spot with a smidgen more votes than Toni Preckwinkle (aka Taxwinkle) Cook County Board President. They were the contenders in the second round. Taxwinkle was damaged goods after years of sticking it to the taxpayers and blatant nepotism and her connections to scumbag Alderman Ed Burke. Lightfoot was an unknown commodity. But boy do we know her now. Chicago politics is a shit show.

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  10. That incompetent buffoon threw out the double whammy. It’s because she’s a WOMAN and BLACK. So, anyone criticizing her from here on out is not only a
    misogynistic cur, but horror of horrors, a KKK loving racist.

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  11. Some facts: 1) She let roving bands loot and vandalize downtown, while special police security was stationed by her home.. 2) She called the cops clowns, 3) The school board will no longer be under her control since she failed to get teachers back in classrooms. 4) She covered up a cop shooting and Immanuel was run out of office for that. 5) She has failed to staunch the murders. 6) Aldermen partnering with the gangs is a real problem and she has not addressed it. 7) Carjackings continue

    Yep, criticism is because she’s black and likes girls.

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  12. You finally get it, mayor. People of color are held to a different standard which is why we have affirmative action, critical race theory, justification for POC riots and looting, excuses for poor test scores, criminal behavior, churning out kids like a Ford manufacturing plant and not raising them correctly, etc. Yea, a different standard indeed

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  13. Actually she’s a quadruple whammy, she’s black, a woman a lesbian and retarded!
    She the full Bolshevik Package!

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  14. Mayor Lightfoot of Chicago is only partially correct…
    A lot of the criticism is due to the fact she doesn’t have a clue what she’s doing.

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  15. She’s BLACK??? Why does she always look so GRAY and chalky?

    And a woman??? Don’t make me laugh!

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  16. There are so many ways and reasons to show contempt and disgust for you, I think race is probably at the bottom of the list

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