Anti-Asian Racism at Berkeley: The Case for Renaming Boalt Hall: Presented by Asian American Law Journal
Lecture | November 14 | 12:50-2 p.m. | 100 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Charles Reichmann, Lecturer, UC Berkeley Law
Asian American Law Journal
Most people familiar with UC Berkeley School of Law know its traditional name and the name of its primary classroom building, Boalt Hall. Yet few know much about the man who gave the law school its name. A closer look at John Boalts legacy, however, calls for a reexamination of the law schools continued association with the Boalt name, given the contrast between UC Berkeleys values of tolerance, diversity, and inclusion and Boalts views that the Chinese were an unassimilable race that ought to be altogether excluded from the United States.
In this talk, Charles Reichmann will discuss his discovery of John Boalts infamous paper, The Chinese Question, the steps he believes Berkeley Law should take, and his own personal experiences advocating for the name change. RSVP here for lunch by Wednesday, November 7.