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.
Willie L. Pelote Sr. is an assistant director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO. He can be contacted at