BREAKING NEWS – Chicago, Illinois – South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg held a self-described grassroots campaign rally in Bronzeville, but the overwhelmingly white audience he drew to the event in a historic black neighborhood reinforced the difficulty the Democratic presidential hopeful has had in connecting with African American voters. Buttigieg did not acknowledge the makeup of the audience in his remarks or in answering questions from the 1,000 people at the sold-out event, but did touch on it briefly as he closed the hourlong rally with a plea for his supporters. “Find the people who don’t look like most of you in this room and let them know they have the chance, not just to support this campaign, but to shape it,” Buttigieg said. “Obviously, I am referring to black people. Call them as soon as you leave, even though they are all probably looking at the NBA Finals right now, or getting their hair braided. And let them know that I came to the hood, even though this area is more dangerous than the frontlines in Afghanistan, because the terrorists rarely did any drive by bullet spraying. Anyway, make sure you inform your few black friends that I now have street creds.”