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Silence at Boalt Hall: The Dismantling of Affirmative Action

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ISBN13: 9780520233096
ISBN: 0520233093
Published: February 2002
Publisher: University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £19.95
Hardback edition out of print, ISBN13 9780520228931

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In 1995, in a marked reversal of progress in the march toward racial equality, the Board of Regents voted to end affirmative action at the University of California. One year later the electorate voted to do the same across the state of California. ""Silence at Boult Hall"" is the 30-year story of students, faculty, and administrators struggling with the politics of race in higher education at UC Berkeley's prestigious law school - one of the first institutions to implement affirmative action policies and one of the first to be forced to remove them.

Andrea Guerrero is a member of the last class of students admitted to Boalt Hall under the affirmative action policies. Her journalistic account provides an insider's view into one of the most pivotal and controversial issues of our time: racial diversity in higher education.;Guerrero relates the stories of those who benefited from affirmative action and those who suffered from its removal.

She shows how the ""race-blind"" admission policies at Boalt have been far from race-neutral and how the voices of under-represented minority students have largely disappeared.

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Other Jurisdictions , USA
1. Balancing the Scales 2. Pursuing Excellence 3. Dismantling Diversity 4. Reaching for Answers 5. Listening to the Silence