Columnist

Derrick Z. Jackson

An award-winning columnist for the Op-Ed section, Jackson is a 2001 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary, a 2-time winner of opinion awards from the Education Writers Association and a 9-time winner from the National Association of Black Journalists. He also is known for his nature photography, and his images of Barack Obama have been exhibited by Boston’s Museum of African American History.

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Adrian Peterson an outlier of American parenting

By Derrick Z. Jackson ,

We should declare once and for all that whipping a child into welts is indisputable abuse.

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Alzheimer’s didn’t take family memories

By Derrick Z. Jackson ,

Even when Alzheimer’s robbed her of knowing my name, she reminded me of the humanity still within her soul.

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Puffins: A small bird defies big odds

By Derrick Z. Jackson ,

Maine’s Project Puffin shows a human touch is often needed to save endangered species.

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White America’s racial blinders

By Derrick Z. Jackson , Globe Columnist

As unjustified as the shooting of Michael Brown was, and as much as it has dominated the news, white America has barely shrugged its shoulders.