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    Hello everyone!

    The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, also known as Berkeley Law or Boalt Hall, is considering the removal of the Boalt name. This started in the spring of 2017 when Dean Erwin Chemerinsky announced it was brought to his attention that John Boalt held racist views. The Committee on the Use of the Boalt Name was then formed to investigate John Boalt’s views and their recommendation is now to remove his name from the school’s building and student groups.

    Dean Chemerinsky explained, “Boalt made deeply offensive and racist statements. These views, which supported the despicable Chinese exclusion policy of the 19th century, raise serious questions about whether we should continue to use the name Boalt in connection with our law school.”

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    So how much money are they returning to the Boalt descendants and at what interest rate?

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