Mayor Lightfoot embodies “disparities”

Here’s a screenshot from Yahoo:


Chicago mayor Lightfoot says:

I’m on national media and I’m out in the public eye,” she responded to a reporter. “I take my personal hygiene very seriously. As I said, I felt like I needed to have a haircut. I’m not able to do that myself, so I got a haircut. You want to talk more about that?

Yes. Let’s talk more about that. She could give herself a haircut. I do it all the time, and many others do so as well. It’s not that hard, especially if you have a household member to help you with the back. She could wear a hat or a hijab. She could not worry about it for a month.

To be fair, plenty of white and Asian people have violated social distancing for stupid reasons. Blacks do not have a monopoly on this – but, as the adjacent story points out, blacks are “disproportionately affected by Coronavirus.” Lightfoot even alludes to this herself, as she excuses herself for this folly:

Lightfoot insisted she is “practicing what I’m preaching” since the woman who did her haircut wore a mask and gloves.

“I think what really people want to talk about is, we’re talking about people dying here. We’re talking about significant health disparities. I think that’s what people care most about,” the mayor continued

These “significant health disparities” might be due to childish beliefs. Masks and gloves do not provide 100% protection from the virus. Even I know that. Being the “public face of this city” means that you should lead by example. If getting a haircut is important enough to violate social distancing, then so are many other trivial things in our lives.

Thanks for demonstrating for us, Mayor Lightfoot, the root cause of racial disparities in the CCPVirus.


I wanted to include a comment, taken from another Yahoo article, by a person named David:

It’s no surprise to me that there would be racial and poverty level differences in who gets infected but it doesn’t necessarily mean that anyone is discriminating. I live in a middle income mostly white neighborhood in Washington state but work in an impoverished neighborhood with a large Black, Hispanic, and Asian population and the difference in how the people in those neighborhoods treat social distancing is as different as night and day. In the neighborhood where I live social distancing is strictly enforced in all the stores and neighbors will call you out if they see you acting otherwise on the street. About the only people who really treat it seriously in the impoverished neighborhood are the asians, white people take more precautions then most but not as seriously as the asians, black folks are mostly indifferent and still congregating in groups and get close to you and each other, and the Hispanics ignore all the rules and show up with all their children some of them coughing all over the store and in your face and the parents let them do it without so much as a word of rebuke.

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2 Responses to Mayor Lightfoot embodies “disparities”

  1. 370H55V says:

    If she’s the public face of the city, then she definitely should be wearing a mask!

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