“Mayor Lightfoot’s blatant anti-white racism is abhorrent. I call upon President Biden, Kamala Harris, and other leaders of our country – of all races – to join me in calling for Mayor Lightfoot’s resignation. Our leaders must condemn all racism, including anti-white,” the former member of the House of Representatives from Hawaii tweeted on Friday.
Gabbard was referring to Lightfoot’s decision this week to grant interviews only to “Black or Brown journalists,” citing the need for “diversity and inclusion” in the media.
It was the words “anti-white” that drew the ire of online Democrats, however, as they piled on Gabbard to insist there is no such thing. Many sought to redefine the very notion of racism, not as discrimination based on race – as US laws do – but as the “power plus privilege” relationship championed by Critical Race Theory.