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