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.
Jay Walljasper is the author of The Great Neighborhood Book and All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons. He chronicles urban life for a variety of publications. His website is: www.JayWalljasper.com.