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Mayor Lightfoot Declares Racism
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Posted By: JrSample, 6/18/2021 7:39:57 AM

Racism against black Chicago residents constitutes a public health crisis within the city, Mayor Lori Lightfoot declared on Thursday. Lightfoot said in a press conference that it is “way past time that as a city” made the declaration, which followed the publication of a Tuesday report by the Chicago Department of Public Health reporting the difference in life expectancy between black and non-black residents is 9.2 years.


Later in the article it quotes the Health Department report as saying: "on average, black residents live 71.4 years compared to non-black residents who live to be 80.6.'' The report identified five primary factors contributing to the disparity: higher rates of chronic disease, death by homicide, infant mortality, HIV and other infections, and opioid overdose. Can the mayor please explain how white people are to blame for black-on-black homicides, opioid usage, poor health habits, and HIV infections? Those all sound like behavioral problems. Examine the infant mortality rate and it is probably also related to substance abuse and poor health habits. How about her telling black residents to stop shooting each other, and quit using drugs.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: tsquare 6/18/2021 7:43:42 AM (No. 819298)
Four of the five causes of excess death are lifestyle choices…and the fifth may be genetic. Not a cause to blame on systematic racism fantasies.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin 6/18/2021 7:45:29 AM (No. 819301)
Sorry, can't read the article - it doesn't affect me one iota, and for my sanity, I must decrease my daily intake of stupid!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Come And Take It 6/18/2021 7:51:00 AM (No. 819310)
Yes, these rayciss blacks shooting other rayciss blacks is becoming quite a public health crisis, Groot.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: SkeezerMcGee 6/18/2021 7:54:10 AM (No. 819315)
The average life expectancy of the Chicago residents being gun shot every weekend is reduced far in excess of 9.2 years. Gun shot injuries and deaths of children tend to drive the average down. Can anyone recall whether these incidents have ever been declared to be a crisis?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jethro bo 6/18/2021 7:54:31 AM (No. 819316)
So does she consider her own racism (not write journalist alolowed) to be a public health problem? Or will she pull the old anti-Semitism ploy claiming whites are a plague of locust? The only qualification Democrats need to get elected is complete and utter incompetency. And it really helps if they are stupid as well.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Venturer 6/18/2021 8:05:16 AM (No. 819327)
She needs to face her own racism. I wonder how racist she feels when she is performing her lesbian sexual rituals with her white girl friend.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: FunOne 6/18/2021 8:05:46 AM (No. 819328)
Self incrimination! "Her Honor" should claim the fifth amendment on this one.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: lakerman1 6/18/2021 8:06:11 AM (No. 819329)
The saddest part of this racial approach is that it helps no one.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 6/18/2021 8:09:49 AM (No. 819334)
Yes, black racism is getting way out of hand.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: The Remnants 6/18/2021 8:15:26 AM (No. 819339)
She is making that declaration because she's transferring monies set aside for Covid relief and putting it in some "fight racism" account. Our country has become so so corrupt that it is frightening. And the people who promote the corruption do not even know they are corrupt.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 6/18/2021 8:22:21 AM (No. 819343)
This is to divert attention from her incompetence.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: jalo1951 6/18/2021 8:22:43 AM (No. 819344)
The biggest threat to a black person's health is being injured or killed by another black person. We all know this.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: GO3 6/18/2021 8:27:49 AM (No. 819348)
I thought it was lead poisoning. Anyway, Lightfoot spouts this garbage based upon another report from the crooked medical/public health establishment. Next.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Clinger 6/18/2021 8:29:51 AM (No. 819352)
See what they did by justifying the suspension of constitutional rights to address a "health crisis?" Now any time they want to justify their lawlessness all they need to do is invoke the public health card. Same way with the "war" on terror. And since they define white people as inherently racist, we no longer are protected by the constitution. We're not supposed to do the math and connect the dots that they put before us? So Lori, here's the Venn diagram intersection between what you and I believe. I agree that the health of the black community is adversely impacted by policy that is in place which takes advantage of blacks to enhance the power of those promoting that policy. I see that as inherently racist. It is unhealthy to deprive people of the learning derived from accountability for their own decisions and actions. It is unhealthy to bombard people with the constant message that they are inferior and cannot achieve success in society without a helping hand from their neighbors which must come with the presumption that those neighbors must therefore be superior to them. Kind of racist, no? It is unhealthy to sit on your keester all day instead of getting up and making a contribution to your own sustenance and contributing to society. And it is unhealthy, actually downright deadly to subject the black community to carnage with no hope of change by deflecting the blame on people who have nothing to do with it, and inanimate objects. Here's a hint Lori no charge. Thing real hard about it on father's day. So glad to see we have common ground Lori.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Newtsche 6/18/2021 8:32:41 AM (No. 819355)
More to the point, let's specify that hatred is Chicago's public health crisis, starting at the top.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: TJ54 6/18/2021 8:32:44 AM (No. 819356)
Blacks shooting Blacks is the real problem, Beetlejuice
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Reply 17 - Posted by: paral04 6/18/2021 8:43:25 AM (No. 819376)
Yes, we whites are victims of black criminals Lightfoot encourages.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: bpl40 6/18/2021 8:47:05 AM (No. 819382)
A person of her thinking holding public office is the single biggest crisis faced by Chicago. Every social pathology is emanating from this basic evil.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: BillW. 6/18/2021 8:54:52 AM (No. 819392)
Been away a while, but have we explored the likely connection of this fake new holiday of theirs and Father's Day? As in, at least giving many of them something to celebrate that weekend? As for this mayor, she's nothing but a raving loony tune.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Yuban 6/18/2021 9:13:02 AM (No. 819416)
Mayor Lightweight, here's your sign.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Kate318 6/18/2021 9:58:45 AM (No. 819485)
A dumber-than-a-fence-post proclamation for her dumber-than-a-fence-post constituents.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: navybrat 6/18/2021 10:00:43 AM (No. 819489)
She is the top racist. Can't see her own bias or is in denial.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: moebellini3 6/18/2021 10:05:28 AM (No. 819493)
Absolutely appalling that an illiterate like this mayor is still running a major American city. Someone should remind her under no uncertain terms that SHE is the mayor and SHE has the control of the city. I have yet to hear her put the blame for her city's destruction where it belongs. Young black thugs are destroying her city, not the white guy, not the white supremacists. Young black thugs are shooting up your city and killing children and innocent people. She has yet to admit that. A total delusional moron.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: DogFacedPonySoldier 6/18/2021 10:13:25 AM (No. 819503)
Yes. Racism is a problem in Chicago. Of course, the racism starts in the Mayor's office.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: cor-vet 6/18/2021 10:13:30 AM (No. 819504)
You have to blame 'whitey' when you've never had a Republican in the history of your city that you can fall back on to blame.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 6/18/2021 10:20:18 AM (No. 819513)
I completely agree. Racism is a problem in Chicago. After all, why else ignore the violent genocide taking place in predominately black neighborhoods. She and those who stand by hating cops are all racists who support the murder of innocent black people.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: reaganrepublican 6/18/2021 11:19:17 AM (No. 819553)
How about Mayor stupidity instead.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: NYBruin 6/18/2021 11:58:44 AM (No. 819585)
#8 - it helps Lori Lightfoot get re-elected!
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Reply 29 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 6/18/2021 12:11:41 PM (No. 819593)
There has never been a clearer case of 'the pot calling the kettle black'.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: bighambone 6/18/2021 12:26:51 PM (No. 819606)
How can “racism” be a “Public Health Crisis” in Chicago as the vast majority of the population of Chicago consists of “people of color” who actually through their elected and appointed leftist and socialist Democrat operatives and politicians run the city?
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Reply 31 - Posted by: hershey 6/18/2021 12:42:55 PM (No. 819630)
Mayor Light-in-the-bottom is the Public Health Crisis in Chicago...years ago when I had to shuttle in and out of there once a month or so, it wasn't a really bad place...and I'd really like to go to one of those Medevial Dinner shows, now, however, I wouldn't go back there in an armored troop carrier...
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Reply 32 - Posted by: DVC 6/18/2021 12:58:48 PM (No. 819648)
I agree with the mayor. All those racists keeping out white folks and giving jobs to lesser qualified black folks under Affirmative Action are a real problem.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: udanja99 6/18/2021 1:35:18 PM (No. 819695)
Does “infant mortality” actually mean “abortion” in the newest left-speak?
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Reply 34 - Posted by: DVC 6/18/2021 1:53:45 PM (No. 819716)
" higher rates of chronic disease, death by homicide, infant mortality, HIV and other infections, and opioid overdose. " Hmm. Let's see, ** chronic disease -- most often the result of terrible diets or other lifestyle choices ** homicide -- caused by the violent black guy in your neighborhood ** infant mortality -- due to drug and alcohol use in the mother, or child abuse ** HIV __ due to IV drug abuse or rampant homosexual sex ** opiod overdose -- due to CHOOSING to use illegal drugs Yep, clearly all directly caused by folks making really bad personal choices, with no white folks involved.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: pmcclure 6/18/2021 2:58:46 PM (No. 819777)
The mayor is a hypocrite, as she is a prime example of racism. She preaches CRT and excludes white reporters while doing nothing to prevent the weekly slaughter of blacks in the south side
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Reply 36 - Posted by: cor-vet 6/18/2021 3:09:28 PM (No. 819786)
So, Mayor Lightweight, when do you think Chicongo will elect a female black mayor to overcome this inherent racism?
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Geoman 6/18/2021 8:51:58 PM (No. 820050)
I'm in awe of her statistical prowess enabling her to make the causal relationship between black life expectancy and racism. How she controlled for the variables involving life choices (e.g., drugs, alcohol, hypertension, gang banging, living in Chicago, etc.) is beyond impressive. Perhaps the good mayor can finish her career running the CDC, where creative statistics is the norm.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: mifla 6/19/2021 6:43:21 AM (No. 820263)
In a related story, Chicago declares Mayor Lightfoot a public health crisis.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/19/2021 7:49:43 PM (No. 820892)
If there wasn't a single white person in Chicago, she would still blame racism. She cannot think for herself so all thats left is spouting what she hears. Its whitey's fault. Never mind the message is a lie designed to foment division, anger, hatred, and violence.
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