The evidence is clear—the US public wants science-based policies for COVID-19: Derrick Z. Jackson

There is one sizable glimmer of hope in all this—the US public has not waved the white flag on science.

You would think that after 190,000 COVID-19 deaths, the Trump Administration might finally develop a national strategy to control spread of the coronavirus.

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Time to cancel the term 'minority.'

Nearly three decades ago, I wrote the following sentence in a Boston Globe column: "Let us bury the term 'minority.'"

Silly me, thinking in 1991 that I could eliminate this amorphous, diminutive label for people of color with a few taps on a keyboard.

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When COVID-19 science comes home to roost: Derrick Z. Jackson

In my childhood, our nation's war with itself was seared into me by the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy.

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Blaming the COVID-19 messengers—public health officials under siege: Derrick Z. Jackson

The vilification of public health officials in the COVID-19 crisis reminds us of their vital role as the crossing guards of science.
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A second wave of COVID-19 looms large—and it’s not because of protests: Derrick Z. Jackson

All over America, protesters have taken to the streets to protest the police murders of African Americans George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville and the White vigilante lynching of African American Ahmed Aubrey in Brunswick, Georgia.
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Stop and smell—and look at—beautiful flowers

The great writer Alice Walker has said, "I get energy from the Earth itself. I get optimism from the Earth itself. I feel that as long as the Earth can make a spring every year, I can. As long as the Earth can flower and produce nurturing fruit, I can, because I am the Earth."

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The push to relax COVID-19 protections exposes age-old racial wounds: Derrick Z. Jackson

With unemployment approaching Great Depression levels, the nation is waving the white flag on controlling the coronavirus.

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The EPA’s new rule discards science, ignores importance of wetlands and tributaries: Derrick Z. Jackson

Water, water everywhere and hardly a drop is being protected by the Trump Administration.

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