• 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 As Book Bans Increase Across the Country a BU Scholar Is Fighting Back

  1. Think about this the next time you hear conservatives whining about being “cancelled” or “free speech.” Conservatives are the OG cancellers, and they’ve never cared about free speech for everyone, just for themselves. Burning books? Our country is becoming a neofascist hellhole more and more every year.

  2. Thank you, Professor Christina Dobbs! Professor Dobbs’ continual work in helping us understand the equity issues related to literature, the role of publishers and book bans is remarkable and unwavering, It is this type of work that helps the proverbial arc of the moral universe to bend towards justice.

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