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Tarron Richardson

The Charlottesville city manager has just demonstrated exactly why public employees do not speak up when they should speak up to protect the lives of citizens. Speaking up in the city of Charlottesville gets you denied promotions.

A street-modification proposal to help pedestrians and bicyclists social distance was submitted to City Manager Tarron Richardson on May 5. Mr. Richardson has been reviewing them ever since, a city spokesman said late last week. Now that we're in Phase II, the ideal time for trying the experiment has been lost.

Tanesha Hudson claims that Charlottesville firefighter Greg Wright's email to the City Manager Tarron Richardson is racist. To her, Wright's assertion that Richardson is "ignorant" is tantamount to a racial slur. Today, calling someone ignorant does not automatically need to be characterized as a racist remark. The definition of “ignorant” can be: lacking knowledge, information, or awareness.

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