US politicians and the public often fail to address discriminatory speech in public discourse. Progressives must challenge racist language that perpetuates the marginalization of racialized groups.
The city council in Bloomfield decided to pursue the goal after a pair of consultants produced a study that concluded the town could meet all of its needs with locally produced power.
Joe Conason is national correspondent for The New York Observer, where he writes a weekly column distributed by Creators Syndicate. He is also the Director of the Nation Institute Investigative Fund.