Silence at Boalt Hall: The Dismantling of Affirmative Action

Synopsis

"This is a thorough and thought-provoking review of the events at Boalt Hall and the issue-affirmative action-which has been at the forefront of public debate about higher education."--John Huerta, graduate of Boalt Hall '68, civil rights lawyer and member of the California and Washington, D.C., bars

"A key participant in the student activity protesting the end of affirmative action at Berkeley, Andrea Guerrero tells the story from the perspective of an advocate for diversity. Her insights are important for anyone who wants to understand the events that occurred on the campus in 1997-98 and the motivations of those who took place in them."--Herma Hill Kay, former Dean of Boalt

"Guerrero's up-close account of affirmative action at Boalt serves as a painful reminder of why affirmative action was so badly needed and why its loss will affect California for generations to come."--Lydia Chavez, author of "The Color Bind: California's Battle to End Affirmative Action

"A much-needed account of the rise and fall of affirmative action at one of the nation's premier law schools."--Richard Delgado, coauthor of "Critical Race Theory: An Introduction

""Silence at Boalt Hall is a crucial book on a crucial subject. As a case history of affirmative action at Berkeley Law School, the book chronicles the dispiriting gap between our nation's principles and practices on equal opportunity. The dismantling of diversity initiatives at the University of California is a sobering illustration of all that needs to change if we are truly committed to equal justice under law."--Deborah L. Rhode, author of "The Interests of Justice