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Citing racist views, committee recommends removal of Boalt name from UC Berkeley law school building

In the spring of 2017, law school Dean Erwin Chemerinsky said it was brought to his attention that John Boalt β€” after whom the building wing is named because of a donation from his wife, Elizabeth Boalt β€” was a leading advocate of the Chinese exclusion policy. In his text β€œThe Chinese Question,” John Boalt presented negative views about Black people, Native Americans and Chinese people, according to a document released Monday by Chemerinsky.
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