Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has now declared racism to be a “public health emergency” and, in doing so, is able to reallocate COVID-19 resources to minority communities.
JUST IN – Mayor Lori Lightfoot officially declared racism a "public health emergency" today. Chicago to divert nearly $10 million in COVID funds to address the issue. pic.twitter.com/sITY4mKQ4W
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) June 17, 2021
Lori Lightfoot has just declared racism in Chicago a public health emergency.
Still nothing constructive on the 30+ shootings every weekend though.
— Amy Tarkanian (@MrsT106) June 17, 2021
Lori Lightfoot officially declared racism a "public health emergency" today, all while being the BLACK ELECTED MAYOR of a major American city.
How does that work Lori?
— Lavern Spicer (@lavern_spicer) June 17, 2021
Todd Feurer writes for CBS Chicago:
Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday declared systemic racism a public health crisis in Chicago, saying disparities in access to effective and affordable health care, the impact of racism on the mental health of people of color, and the subsequent difference in life expectancy “is literally killing us.”
“When we think about racism, many of us think about it in visible and audible forms, but the reality is the insidious nature of systemic racism has other impacts that are every bit as deep and harmful, but often ones that we can’t see, like the impacts on the psyche and other impacts on our bodies that are just as, if not more deadly,” Lightfoot said.
When Lightfoot talks about systemic racism, it seems to manifest itself in unequal health outcomes, such as diabetes, homicides, and opioid-related overdose deaths. Also, black and Latinx people lack “safe spaces to exercise [and] access to nutritious food.” So, she’s going to divert $9.6 million in COVID-19 relief funds to create “Healthy Chicago Equity Zones.”
Diverting funds huh…
— Specter (@GhostofSpecter) June 17, 2021
Talk about money laundering 🤣
— An Exceptionally Tall Hobbit (@ExoSuitOne) June 17, 2021
Tell me you're pocketing 10 mil without telling me you're pocketing 10 mil.
— Sean Boyle (@S_Boyle) June 17, 2021
— Los Vikingos (@loshelmetwingo) June 17, 2021
— Stephe96 (@Stephe96) June 17, 2021
Corruption at its finest. Chicago.
— Auer25 (@Auer25) June 17, 2021
Remember when she said she only wanted to talk to certain races of journalists lmao
— IMD (@TheOtherIMD) June 17, 2021
Lightfoot should be the public emergency
— Paul O Seedum (@POSeedum) June 17, 2021
— Reneelee (@cityprincess9) June 17, 2021
Stay inside to slow the spread! Two more weeks!
— David (@D007457) June 17, 2021
— Sir Eugenio (@EugenioCaravia) June 17, 2021
Oh my God I hate this city.
— A fucking birb (@realroverandom) June 17, 2021
— Papaw Jim is cookin somethin up (@ImJimR87) June 17, 2021
— ScorchedChicken (@LostRatio) June 17, 2021
How many people in Chicago have died in 2021 due to racism? Curious on the data
— Mike #GetWatson (@Boston__Sucks) June 17, 2021
My uncle caught the racism and he died two weeks later
— P (@Preston101) June 17, 2021
Call it a hunch, but this money won’t be allocated in measurable and productive ways
— Seth (@think__thank) June 17, 2021
— 𝔅𝔦𝔫𝔨 (@MrBink_) June 17, 2021
Yeah, Im sure that money will go to those communities 😎
— Daniela Rizzo (@la_rockestrella) June 17, 2021
Will there be receipts?
— TheUnknownCat (@TheUnknownCat2) June 17, 2021
Who voted for that. They deserve it.
— Saddle in the Rain 🎷🎸 (@secale33) June 17, 2021
“Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said … the homicide rate among Blacks in Chicago is nine times higher than among non-blacks.”
“There is nothing natural about these statistics. They are unjust and they are preventable,” she said.
Lori Lightfoot explains that she’s actively discriminating against white journalists in order to promote ‘diversity and inclusion’ in Chicago media https://t.co/sVBxjjk0yu
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 19, 2021