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.
Ira Chernus is Professor Religious Studies at the University of Colorado and author of MythicAmerica: Essays. He blogs at mythicamerica.us, hosted by History News Network.