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Deanna Pan

Deanna Pan is a features and enterprise reporter on the Globe’s Express Desk. Prior to joining The Boston Globe in 2019, she wrote for The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C. and The Pacific Northwest Inlander in Spokane, Washington. In 2019, she was honored as a Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature writing for a series she co-authored on the unjust execution of 14-year-old George Stinney Jr., the youngest person put to death in modern U.S. history. Deanna grew up in the suburbs of Cincinnati and graduated from Ohio State University, where she changed her major almost a dozen times before settling on English.

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‘Why should we trust you?’ Black Americans, hardest hit by COVID-19, are the most skeptical of potential vaccines

By , Globe Staff

Black Americans’ distrust of the health care industry stems from a long history of medical exploitation and misconduct. And in many ways, not much has changed. Numerous studies show that they routinely receive worse care than their white counterparts, in addition to prejudice from medical providers.

Boston housing activists, teachers, parents rally for eviction protections and remote learning

By , Globe Staff

The Wednesday rally, led by City Life/Vida Urbana, a housing justice organization, started with a caravan from Jamaica Plain to the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, where the BPS superintendent and school committee are headquartered.

There is no shortage of common words and phrases with racist connotations

By , Globe Staff

"Peanut gallery." "Paddy wagon." If you've been using these expressions, it's time you stop.

A reckoning on American English, rife with words and phrases with racist origins or connotations, has emerged

By , Globe Staff

A growing number of public and private institutions are reevaluating their use of language.