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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Derrick Z. Jackson

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.

Derrick Z. Jackson

FDA should get tough on e-cigarettes

By Derrick Z. Jackson ,

Without strong action by the Food and Drug Administration, e-cigarettes will become a temptation young people cannot resist.

Derrick Z. Jackson

Pricing out state university students

By Derrick Z. Jackson ,

Lower funding from Mass. means that students at state universities will see higher bills.