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For anniversary, Chicago mayor to only give interviews to journalists of color

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Washington (AFP) – Chicago’s African-American mayor, decrying a lack of diversity in the media of the major US metropolis, has said that she will only grant one-on-one interviews to journalists of color to mark her two-year anniversary in office. Lori Lightfoot, 58, a Democrat, said she wanted to draw attention to the “overwhelming whiteness and maleness of Chicago media outlets.” “On the occasion of the two-year anniversary of my inauguration as Mayor of this great City, I will be exclusively providing one-on-one interviews with journalists of color,” she said in a two-page open letter. “As t…

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