• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

    Photo: Headshot of Rich Barlow, an older white man with dark grey hair and wearing a grey shirt and grey-blue blazer, smiles and poses in front of a dark grey backdrop.

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 2 comments on Remembering a Pioneering Politician

  1. I am so glad that the author included — albeit in the final third of his article — the fact that Edward Brooke was a Republican. Republicans are the party that fought to put an end to slavery; Republicans were the folk that stood up to the largely Democratic Klu Klux Klan; and today, Black Republicans are those reviled by Democrats as turncoats and traitors to their race. Black Democrats are particularly vicious toward any conservative Black. It is astounding, and shameful, to me that, in their reimagining of history, 21st Century African Americans have swallowed a draught of undeniable falsehood. Even more troubling is that the Obama administration continues to foster the divisiveness embodies “United we stand; divided we fall.”

    1. Back then parties were different and this is why ppl use the phrase liberal and conservative. Back then majority of the republicans were liberal however this is not the case today and that is why you see former kkk leaders running for the Republican Party today

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