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

End youth football

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Days before the Super Bowl, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Pines in Marshall, Texas voted to stop tackle football.

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Flint evokes the public health racism of years past

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Just as Tuskegee is America’s most horrific case of medical racism, Flint now epitomizes the worst kind of environmental racism.

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Lots to celebrate and castigate

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There is much to celebrate on the 20th anniversary of my Graduation Gap Bowl.

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The height of hypocrisy in higher education

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Universities bring African-American men to campus at grotesque levels to earn the school millions in sports revenues.