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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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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.

Doctors to Governor Baker: Expanded COVID-19 surveillance testing ‘essential’ to reopening schools safely

By , Globe Staff

More than 75 doctors from around the state sent a letter to Baker Thursday recommending recurrent testing of all students and staff to allow schools "to stay ahead of a potential outbreak.”

Quincy driver charged with fifth OUI had active license at time of fatal collision

By , Globe Staff

David Bowering, of Quincy, faces his fifth OUI in addition to a charge of motor vehicle homicide under the influence of liquor, stemming from the crash Saturday that killed 72-year-old James Bouchie as was crossing a Quincy street in his wheelchair.