chapter  2
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In a word

Insisting on chairperson, African-American, gay, is a drip-drip-drip that we have to keep up, yet there’s something unsatisfactory about it too. It’s not so much its slowness and the seeming inertia of language but the way there nearly always turns out to be something off about the words and terms we want to get established. We may succeed in some measure in bringing about the change in vocabulary, but how about the meanings and feelings, the minds and hearts?