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A common public misconception is “there’s not enough research yet” to trust the vaccine. In reality, it’s been 10 years in the making — the same R&D program as any other vaccine.

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On the conservative right’s weaponization of words, especially the ones that originated in Black culture

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With a guilty verdict, justice has only just begun

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What deadnaming is, why it matters, and a few steps anyone can take to avoid doing it

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Why we’re so resistant to it, and why we should definitely “check it”

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“What more is it going to take? What more do we have to do to…

Policing in America is a systemic issue — rooted in racism.

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We need to take a hard look at what these things really mean, especially when it comes to certain communities

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Will the current GOP leaders ever learn to accurately label their biggest grievance?

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We become advocates out of necessity, not out of desire

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