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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot infuriated the local press corps when she declared she would grant interviews to Black and brown reporters only.

In a letter to the local media, Lightfoot announced her office's new interview policy.

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"By now, you may have heard the news that 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 continued:

"As the first Black woman mayor of Chicago, and the first openly gay mayor, my election in 2019 was hailed for breaking barriers to the halls of power that had existed in our city for generations. I ran to break up the status quo that has failed so many residents across our city.... I have been struck since the first day on the campaign trail back in 2018 by the overwhelming whiteness and maleness of Chicago media outlets, editorial boards, the political press corps, and yes, the City Hall press corps specifically."

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Lightfoot then ordered private media companies to "hire reporters of color—and specifically women of color—to cover Chicago politics, and City Hall in particular."

In a series of tweets, she continued:

"This is exactly why I'm being intentional about prioritizing media requests from [people of color] reporters on the occasion of the two-year anniversary of my inauguration as mayor of this great city... It's time for the newsrooms to do better and build teams that reflect the make-up of our city."

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The local news media -- comprised of mostly whites -- howled in protest, but Lightfoot did not back down.

A Hispanic reporter criticized Lightfoot for discriminating against his colleagues:

"I am a Latino reporter @chicagotribune whose interview request was granted for today. However, I asked the mayor’s office to lift its condition on others and when they said no, we respectfully canceled. Politicians don’t get to choose who covers them."

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Famed author J.K. Rowling was dragged on Twitter.com for agreeing with a woman who was fired for saying men can't change into women.

Rowling, the first author to achieve a net worth of $1 billion, took sides with Maya Forstater, who lost her job last year for tweeting that a man can't be a woman.

Forstater tweeted in September 2018:

"What I am so surprised at is that smart people I admire, who ... champion human rights & womens rights are tying themselves in knots to avoid saying the truth that men cannot change into women (because that might hurt mens feelings."

After Forstater was fired for stating a biological fact, she received support from prominent public figures, including Rowling.

The Harry Potter author returned to Twitter.com after a hiatus to double down her defense of Forstater.

"Dress however you please. Call yourself whatever you like. Sleep with any consenting adult who'll have you. Live your best life in peace and security," the 54-year-old tweeted. "But force women out of their jobs for stating that [biological] sex is real?" she asked.

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Angry Twitter users lashed out at Rowling, accusing her of being “transphobic."

One disappointed user tweeted:

"I grew up as a trans child reading your books as an escape. I would often pick out names and characters to give to myself, before I ever felt comfortable in who I was. This decision, to support people that hate me, and want to do me harm. It brings me to tears... Why. Why?"

A British mum of a male-to-female transgender tweeted:

"My daughter, who is trans, is a big fan of yours. It breaks my hears to see you post something indicating that discrimination against her is perfectly fine behaviour for an employee."

She added, "The world's most credible medical orgs affirm trans people. Please catch up."

Another Twitter user accused Rowling of using her massive platform to try and "destroy the left and ruin the lives of trans people."

A third user wrote:

"There is literally no excuse at this point for not knowing that jk rowling is a transphobic who hates trans people, especially trans women."

Some of Rowling's 14.5 million followers threatened to boycott her books and movies.

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