For the African American (Black) critics of Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot understands African Americans in Chicago are a declining and unorganized group of people. Like Mayor Daley and Mayor Emanuel Mayor Lightfoot needs a certain percentage of the Black vote. Even if Mayor Lightfoot becomes a one term mayor like Jane Byrne, African Americans will still be a declining and unorganized group of people.
Wandering In A Political Wilderness
Once one of the biggest urban enclaves of African-Americans, peaking at 1.2 million in the 80s, Chicago’s black population is projected to drop to 665,000 by 2030, according to the Urban Institute.