UC Berkeley unnames Barrows Hall, LeConte Hall

Photo of Barrows Hall
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According to a statement from UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ, Barrows Hall and LeConte Hall are in the process of being removed or covered up. The two halls will be unnamed due to the racist legacies of their respective namesakes, former UC president David Prescott Barrows and brothers John and Joseph LeConte.

After years of student advocacy, campus officials announced today that Barrows Hall and LeConte Hall at UC Berkeley will be unnamed due to their namesakes’ racist histories.
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UC Berkeley must remove Boalt name

After a process that lasted more than a year, I have decided that the law school should stop using the Boalt name. Boalt wrote a racist essay supporting the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which banned immigration of Chinese laborers to the U.S. for more than 60 years.
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