Column: Waiting for Democrats to condemn Lightfoot’s racism, and hearing only crickets

by John Kass | © 2021 John Kass

Is anyone truly surprised by the racist interview policy from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot? As she reaches the midway point in her term, she decided that she would not be interviewed by white reporters. She will sit down and talk to white reporters in the future. But the damage is done.

Lightfoot stands at the intersection of the Chicago Way and the Woke Freeway that bisects the nation.

And to paraphrase the late Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, if it is true that local governments are the laboratories of democracy, then what’s coming out of the Chicago laboratory, to be carried on the Woke Freeway to Washington, will be profoundly toxic to the health of our republic.