Today on Context Florida: Slavery reparations have lately been getting some attention in the Caribbean, says Andrew Skerritt, demanding a full formal apology for slavery, repatriation to Africa, a development plan for the native Caribbean peoples and funding for cultural institutions. Reparations won’t right past wrongs, he writes, but an honest debate is an important start.
Julie Delegal discusses the long-suspected, but largely disproven, link between vaccines and autism. She still gets furious about autism, but unlike Jenny McCarthy, she does not believe vaccines cause it, and the best science says there’s no causal link.
The right to express one’s opinion unhindered stands at the top of the list of citizen rights, says Bob Sparks, but the government fostering civility must not be confused with defining it.
The Pensacola Technology Campus’ road to becoming a technology-based business finally may be cresting, writes Shannon Nickinson, but like all investments in civic works projects, it requires smart land-use codes, streamlined building permitting and lots of patience.