Silence at Boalt Hall: The Dismantling of Affirmative Action / Edition 1

Silence at Boalt Hall: The Dismantling of Affirmative Action / Edition 1

by Andrea Guerrero
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520233093

ISBN-13: 9780520233096

Pub. Date: 09/10/2002

Publisher: University of California Press

In 1995, in a marked reversal of progress in the march toward racial equity, 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 Boalt Hall is the thirty-year story of students, faculty, and administrators struggling with the politics of race…  See more details below

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In 1995, in a marked reversal of progress in the march toward racial equity, 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 Boalt Hall is the thirty-year story of students, faculty, and administrators struggling with the politics of race in higher education at U.C. 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 informed and passionate 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 underrepresented minority students have largely disappeared. A hushed silence-the silence of students, faculty, and administrators unwilling and unable to discuss the difficult issues of race-now hangs over Boalt and many institutions like it, Guerrero claims. As the legal and sociopolitical battles over affirmative action continue on a number of consequential fronts, this book provides a rich and engrossing perspective on many facets of this crucial question.

Author Biography: Andrea Guerrero is an immigration lawyer in San Diego, California.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520233096
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/10/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Balancing the Scales1
2Pursuing Excellence34
3Dismantling Diversity67
4Reaching for Answers110
5Listening to the Silence162
Notes203
Index233

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