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Good morning, California.
“This cannot be about erasing a difficult history or forgetting all of the years that the name Boalt was used and why it was changed.”—Erwin Chemerinsky, UC Berkeley’s School of Law dean, as reported by The Recorder.
- Chemerinsky pushed to change the prestigious law school’s name, which honored John Henry Boalt, a 19th century judge who advocated for the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.
- Chemerinsky established a committee to “honor the donation by Boalt’s widow, Elizabeth Josselyn Boalt, as well as address the racism that led to the Chinese Exclusion Act.”
- On Thursday, workers removed Boalt’s name from the law school.